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1913 Standard Landalette
Lord Baden Powell's "Penny" Standard
Photo deliberately "spoilt". If you would like an unspoilt version, contact the Webmaster
Len Barr writes again by email from Cirencester:
Please find attached another photograph and article on the Standard that the Boy Scouts gave Baden-
In 1912, the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-
It is sad to reflect, that very few of these elegant, formal, Edwardian Standards survive.
The Webmaster adds:
Thanks Len, lots more articles are welcomed.
I find that the photo has been published on the web before, on a site dedicated to photographic records of the Baden Powells. I'm a little confused as to how this car was paid for, since £411 was only a part contribution for a car that probably cost over £600. Does anyone know where the additional sum came from?
Other sources imply that the car was in fact a wedding present for Lady Baden Powell, as Lord BP already had a Rolls Royce and considered it was the only car he could afford (meaning it cost him so little in repair) If anyone has any more information to contribute, please add it to our Messageboard.
I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know. Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer