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Make Fairy motorcycle
History          
Year 1905/06
Originally owned by Ernest South of Warwick Farm. Later owned  by Bob Southon from whom Ernest's Grandson Barry acquired it in 1990. Restored over 26 years by Barry in Cape Town.

The Fairy (previously Fee) motorcycle engine was made by Light
Motorcycles of Bristol, UK and designed by Joseph Barter who later
became Chief designer for Douglas Motorcycles.  Originally imported by
Ernest South. a pioneer farmer and scientist of Warwick Farm. Other
machines he owned include the Delin, Adler, Franklin (on this site) plus the Ivel tractor of 1903, now in the Mutare Museum.  The Fairy was
acquired by Alex MacKay following the death of E.H. South in 1965.  Later
it was sold to Bob Southon who kindly agreed to a swap in 1990 with the
grandson of the E.H. South, Barry South of Cape Town.  He restored it to
its current condition over 26 years.  It is possibly the only surviving Fairy with
original trembler ignition. 
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 1050
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Barry South
 
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