Titus Bottomly came from a long line of farm labourers gone bad. In fact, when the local constabulary heard of his birth, it was said the entire staff of two let out a sigh in anticipation of a predicted corresponding rise in petty crime.
In 1929 the last motorcycle rolled out of the Phantom Manufacturing Co. works near Cambridge shortly before the mysterious disappearance and surmised deaths of the three founders of that great company. Yet, despite this seemingly unsurmountable obstacle, the company has been able to recently reopen and has produced
The roots of The Phantom Manufacturing Company run deep. The cogs of the four founders, Erasmus Thump,Titus Bottomly, Enoch Podsnap and Mrs. Mabel Ramsbottom meshed in the late Spring of 1919 on the banks of the Cam river and the company was born shortly thereafter. Responsibilities were distributed as such – Erasmus was responsible for invention and exploration, Titus was the team spanner man and basher of hard things, Enoch was responsible for testing and helping Erasmus raise funds when sales were not quite to plan, and Mrs. Ramsbottom, as company secretary, made all things run smoothly. Over time they acquired a staff of skilled individuals to help in all aspects of manufacture of some of the finest sporting vintage motrobikes the world has ever seen.
On 3 December, 1926, Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie, had a quarrel after he confessed his infidelity with Nancy Neele of Godalming, Surrey. During the argument, he told Agatha that he wanted a divorce so that he could make his relationship with his mistress legitimate. He promptly left their home saying he was going to spend the weekend with Miss Neele. Later that same night, Agatha Christie disappeared.
There is no doubt regarding what a remarkable person Mrs. Mabel Ramsbottom (nee Tweedle) truly is. Born into a large family of humble means in a tiny village in Suffolk, Mabel was known locally for her loyal service to her mother in the upbringing of her 11 siblings, but her mother recognised that Mabel would eventually want and need to explore broader horizons. That moment came at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. Her experiences acting as a surrogate nurse for her siblings made her an ideal candidate for the Women's Auxiliary.