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The Rise and Fall of Raleigh – 100 years of Ads.

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Raleigh image from 1928

Raleigh image from 1928

 

Raleigh catalogue cover from 1922.

Raleigh catalogue cover from 1922.

 

The Duke of York (later to become George VI) watching the assembling of bicycles at the Raleigh factory in Nottingham. From 1929.

The Duke of York (later to become George VI) watching the assembling of bicycles at the Raleigh factory in Nottingham. From 1929.

 

Wartime Raleigh ad. During WW2, the Raleigh factory in Nottingham was used for the production of fuzes. Bicycle production was reduced to approximately 5% of its peacetime capacity.

Wartime Raleigh ad. During WW2, the Raleigh factory in Nottingham was used for the production of fuzes. Bicycle production was reduced to approximately 5% of its peacetime capacity.

 

1936

1936

 

"Queen of the World of Girlhood" - Raleigh ad on cover of Cycling magazine, 1926.

“Queen of the World of Girlhood” – Raleigh ad on cover of Cycling magazine, 1926.

 

Raleigh Chopper ad from 1971. The "Chopper" sold millions worldwide and completely revived Raleigh's fortunes. The price was from approximately £32 for the standard version and £55 for the deluxe.

Raleigh Chopper ad from 1970. The “Chopper” sold millions worldwide and completely revived Raleigh’s fortunes. The price was from approximately £32 for the standard version and £55 for the deluxe.

 

1929

1929

 

"The Greatest Name in Cycling"

“The Greatest Name in Cycling”

 

1969

1969

 

Raleigh RSW16 ad from 1965.

Raleigh RSW16 ad from 1965.

 

Raleigh postcard from around 1972.

Raleigh postcard from around 1972.

 

"Down to the Sea" c.1955

“Down to the Sea” c.1933

 

Arthur Augustus Zimmerman was champion of the world cyclist in 1893.

Arthur Augustus Zimmerman was champion of the world cyclist in 1893.

 

Flintlock ride Raleigh in 1977.

Flintlock ride Raleigh in 1977.

 

The new Raleigh has science behind it. From 1958

The new Raleigh has science behind it. From 1958

 

1923

1923

 

c.1910

c.1910