I'm a bit of a sucker for classic bicycles, in fact there's a Raleigh Medale very similar to this lurking down in the garage which I've been thinking about restoring but in reality only needs a couple of tires. But my 30 year old mountain bike is ready to go so the Medale continues to get neglected.
Back to story, I spotted this Elswick which is almost identical to the Raleigh and looks like a great bike for tooling around on.
When I was young I saved up all my pocket money, plus money from Christmas and birthdays for an Elswick Hopper which for a few years was my pride and joy. An elderly aunt encouraged me to go with an Elswick as she had been something of a long distance cyclist before the war.