Progress with the Trailer Restoration

  We’re making steady progress with the trailer with significant updates since the last blog post. Two of the three window frames have now been fitted. Additionally, we have added the metalwork to support the Awning which will sit above the windows. On the inside, large steel plates have also been added…   On the outside we have made progress … Read More

Trailer Restoration continues

We’re making very good progress with the trailer restoration. It’s been six weeks since the last post and in that time much has been achieved. ‘Blossom’ from Ward Jones Commercials has been focused on the internal structure including the roof, walling and floor of the trailer. Meanwhile the carpenter Brian Francis has built the new windows (waiting to be fitted … Read More

Trailer restoration starts

We’ve made a start on the restoration of the trailer. We’ve set ourselves a deadline of November to have it completed and ready for the Tring Book Festival, where the trailer will be used as a Book Shop!!

Winter Engine Work

In early November, we had a significant problem with the engine/gearbox. I was unable to get into 1st, 3rd or 5th gears. Fortunately 2nd and 4th got us out of trouble and to safety. Our engineers at Ward Jones discovered that 3 of the 7 bolts that hold the gearbox and clutch to the main engine housing were stripped. I … Read More

Helaina Sharpley artwork of the Vintage Mobile Cinema

Whilst at the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey in 2017, I got talking to Helaina Sharpley, whose artwork was featured in a film we had shown during the weekend. One thing led to another and she has produced this amazing wire artwork of Audrey parked up near Westminster. If you would like a similar commission, don’t hesitate in getting … Read More

Edinburgh Festival 2017

During August ‘Audrey’ will be parked outside the Assembly Rooms (Venue 20) on George Street for visitors to admire, photograph or hop onboard. Every day there will be free screenings running every 15 minutes about the history of this beautifully restored 1960s Mobile Cinema. To celebrate 70 years of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, audiences will also be able to watch … Read More

Dusting off the Cobwebs

After the winter break it’s always nice to get the first significant drive under our belts. Last weekends trip to Liverpool provided the chance to Dust off Audrey’s Cobwebs. Fresh from a winter maintenance schedule that included servicing and general body repairs, Audrey is running rather well.

To Beacon or Not To Beacon

That is the question that cropped up yesterday evening whilst driving home from an event in London. Audrey and I had circumnavigated London via the M11 and the M25 and were in the final straight on the A41 near Waddesden. Throughout the journey, we had our beacon light flashing away at the back. It was dark and there was heavy … Read More

Farewell to the Trailer

Today we bid farewell to the trailer, or should we say au revoir. The trailer is heading off for the simplest of starters to the long haul that will be its restoration. To start with all the old paint and all the rust is being sandblasted off. The resulting work will give us a more accurate idea of the scope … Read More

Running Repairs

This week, Audrey is having a few well needed repairs done before she has her first significant booking of the year this weekend. Today she visits Avery Garage for general bodywork and fiddly things including the fitting of a battery trickle charge device. Tomorrow she is at Ward Jones in Cryers Hill for a service including a new hose or … Read More