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Thread: Question about photo of Thurso Gala Queen float.

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    Default Question about photo of Thurso Gala Queen float.

    Below is a picture of a Thurso Gala Queen float which I scanned from an old photograph - can anyone tell me which year this photograph was taken, please?


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    So un PC this whole thing, should be a gala person in today’s non gender specific world

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    Looking at it forensically.....

    The vehicle has a C prefix registration. That ran from August 1985 to July 1986.

    The vehicle in question is a Transit pickup, white, and owned by a contractor. The doors are not hanging off it, and there are no rust spots in the usual places. In the case of a Transit, that means anywhere, but specifically the door corners and the wheels. The number plate is pristine, and there are still complete tail lights on it - Something of a rarity on Caithness pickups.

    The person out on their own is gazing intently at their fingernails - Not a mobile phone. On that subject, Wick still had 4 digit phone numbers.

    Permed hair seems to be the order of the day.

    On grounds of all the above, I would hazard a guess at 1986 or possibly 1987.

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    speaking of non gender specific, that is a magnificent looking tranny indeed
    W.A.T.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    speaking of non gender specific, that is a magnificent looking tranny indeed
    Is it Boy George.... The Tranny I mean?

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    You must be looking at the queen (not Freddy Mercury) bear in mind it was the 80’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    Looking at it forensically.....

    The vehicle has a C prefix registration. That ran from August 1985 to July 1986.

    The vehicle in question is a Transit pickup, white, and owned by a contractor. The doors are not hanging off it, and there are no rust spots in the usual places. In the case of a Transit, that means anywhere, but specifically the door corners and the wheels. The number plate is pristine, and there are still complete tail lights on it - Something of a rarity on Caithness pickups.

    The person out on their own is gazing intently at their fingernails - Not a mobile phone. On that subject, Wick still had 4 digit phone numbers.

    Permed hair seems to be the order of the day.

    On grounds of all the above, I would hazard a guess at 1986 or possibly 1987.
    Thank you for that, 1986 or 1987 seem likely dates. I had thought someone would have known the people in the picture and that would have led to the date, but your reasoning seems to work.

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