Beesley’s Balance

Hugh Beesley from Carlisle in North West England was busy back in the 1960s taking photographs at his local events and the Scottish Six Days Trial. Here is a selection of his images on Trials Guru for you to enjoy.

Please be respectful of Hugh’s copyright.

Scottish Six Days Trial Action

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Mick Andrews (250 James) on Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo Hugh Beesley

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Peter Fletcher (350 Royal Enfield) Loch Eild Path 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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John Giles (500 Triumph) 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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W. Grey from Scarborough (250 Greeves) on Mamore in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Don Smith (250 Greeves) 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Joe Young from Chingford (250 Greeves) 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial on ‘Mamore’ – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Gordon Blakeway (350 AJS) on ‘Mamore’, 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Sammy Miller (500 Ariel) on ‘Mamore’, 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Keith Millburn (250 Greeves) Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Scott Ellis (199 Triumph) 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial on ‘Laggan Locks’ – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Keith Millburn (250 Greeves) on Auchterawe in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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John A. Davies from Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales on his special home-built BSA Bantam in the 1964 SSDT on ‘Laggan Locks’ – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Roy Peplow (500 Triumph) on Mamore, 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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1965 SSDT with regular observer/official James ‘Tubby’ Thomson from Markinch, Fife. Tubby was a whisky representative of John Haig & Co of Markinch.

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David Langston on his factory BSA tackles ‘Mamore’ in the 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Monty Banks (250 Greeves) on Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Gordon McLaughlan (401 AJS) on Auchterawe in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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D. Lord, Rochdale (199 Triumph) on Laggan Locks in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Gordon Blakeway (350 AJS) on Auchterawe in the 1964 Scottis Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Alec Haydon (199 Triumph) on Loch Eild Path was Best Newcomer in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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D. Hitchcock (246 Greeves) on Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial Photo: Hugh Beesley

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The famous ‘Pipeline’ section above the village of Kinlochleven

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Gordon Blakeway on his factory AJS tackles Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – This machine is now in the Sammy Miller Museum at New Milton – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Another photo of Gordon Blakeway (350 AJS) on Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Don Smith (250 Greeves) Loch Eild Path, 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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A rider tackles Auchterawe in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Geoff Duke (350 Royal Enfield) on Mamore, Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Sammy Miller (500 Ariel) on Auchterawe in the 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Sammy Miller coaxes his 500 Ariel up the Loch Eild Path in the 1964 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Sammy Miller (252 Bultaco) on Loch Eild Path in the 1965 Scottish Six Days Trial – Photo: Hugh Beesley

Cumberland County MCC – Images of the past

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Eric Nelson & High Beesley on a Boxing Day ride out

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Maintenance time! – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Eric Nelson (497 Ariel) with Dick Haugh watching – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Peter Richardson (Triumph Cub); Eric Nelson; Alan Stewart; John Leslie (497 Ariel) & Dich Haugh – Photo: Hgh Beesley

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Dick Haugh (497 Ariel) – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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John Holmes from Kendal (200cc Triumph Cub) – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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Hugh Beesley (Triumph Cub)

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Peter Fletcher on his factory Royal Enfield – Photo: Hugh Beesley

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