Harold Daniel was a racing motorcyclist who rode Nortons in the Isle of Man TT
He had a shop in Dartmouth Road, probably where The Hair Lounge is now. He always had interesting bikes in the window, this is 1950’s & 1960’s. I remember the first Norton Commando in his window. He used to do MoT testing of bikes. I had a motor assisted bicycle and I took it to him for testing. I have a strong memory of him, a TT rider, in his white coat and pebble glasses, riding my motorised pushbike along Dartmouth Road, no helmet or anything like that of course in those days. He tested it 2 years running and I have his autograph on the two pass certificates.
I bought the motor for the push bike, a Trojan Minimotor, made in Croydon, for 30/- From Buckley’s bicycle shop. also on Dartmouth Road. Buckley was, I think, a minor frame builder too.
All gone now, all the shops seem to be takeaways.