I had wanted to get skirtguards for my Speedwell ever since I dragged it out of the garage and saw that it had holes in the mudguards for them. I researched into what sorts of guards were available, and thought about crocheting some, but I am not very good at crochet, so decided to order some from ANT bikes, in a style which I thought would suit the Speedwell. The ones I remember from childhood were different coloured elastic, so finding black elastic ones made sense, they were the closest I could find to the original ones I remembered. They arrived in the post a few days ago.
You can see from this picture how they are attached, it is a bit untidy and the guard does not fit comfortably over the tube that goes down from the seat. However, in the process of fitting the guard, we found a tiny hole in each of those tubes, which seem to be there for the purpose of attaching a skirtguard, you can see one of them between the two black elastics of the guard, but much closer to the left one:
The guards do look good however, they suit the bike and do not detract from the ride quality in any way,