Stroud Vintage Shopping

vintage motorcycle in Stroud

Walking around town this sunny bank holiday I noticed a fine old motorcycle parked outside a vintage shop in John Street.

The bike and shop were a perfect match and made for a great photo.

There’s actually two vintage shops next to each other here, both targeting different markets.

Have you ever wondered what the difference between vintage and antique is? John Street just might hold the answer.

The green shop to the right sells old clay beer bottles, tin train set items, enamel signs, clocks and other old items while the other shop sells vintage clothing. It also has lots of tourist information and what’s on leaflets etc.

Obviously both retailers stock other old items.

The names of the shops aren’t obvious, but the one to the left of the motorcycle is called Duffle while the other is The Old Clock and Gramophone Shop.

The motorcycle appears to be stuck between the two.

Maybe it’s waiting for its flux capacitor to charge up so it can head into another era completely!