A couple of years ago, in a fit of pique brought on by the insultingly low returns on my meagre savings, I cashed them in and bought a 1930 MG Midget, which in 1945 lived and thrived in Walthamstow.

It’s red, has two seats, a fabric covered body and a three speed gearbox.

It doesn’t have a heater, a fuel gauge, wipers, door locks, seat belts or any of the annoyingly intrusive warning bleeps of its modern counterparts.

It’s really fun to drive, or at least it is now that I’ve corrected a fundamental flaw in the steering geometry that was introduced, seemingly in error, by a previous owner.

I’ve tracked down a lot of the car’s history, back to 1945.

Then it was owned by a Harry Howell of 4 Park Road, Walthamstow.

He subsequently moved to 3 Cleveland Park Avenue.

He apparently kept it until 1967 when it was registered to a Brian Miller of 148 Palmerston Road, E17.

Now I’m trying to locate these gentlemen or more likely their relatives in order to further trace the history of the car back to 1930, but also after Mr Miller sold it, possibly to a European museum.

If your readers can help in any way I would be very grateful.

Peter Newbery, Bedfordshire.