The vintage Hovis bread van on display at the Easter Sunday event, Haigh Hall, selling
loaves etc. - all donations to charity.
Comment by Ken R on 11th April 2015 at 00:34
Nice photo david, I'll have a large loaf and can you slice it thin please.
Comment by Aubrey on 11th April 2015 at 07:49
Great photo David. The van brings the senses of smell and taste to your imagination.
Comment by Anne on 11th April 2015 at 07:51
Hovis claim the bread is made as it has always been made. Today's vans certainly aren't. The van begging to be photographed and what a super piccy.
Comment by Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 08:58
I can imagine the countless times this vehicle may driven over the cobbled streets stopping at shops delivering fresh bread! Ah, the smell!
Comment by Phil Taylor on 11th April 2015 at 09:39
I think Anne and Giovanni may have been fooled. This 'classic' van is actually only just over 20 years old, being a modern recreation based on a 1991 Ford Transit chassis.
Comment by Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 10:21
Thanks Phil for that.
Nevermind, I'm sure a similar van would have made the journey delivering the much needed staff of life!
Comment by David Barker on 11th April 2015 at 10:43
Phil is correct the van is a Transit chassis and fitted with a Transit diesel engine ,my neighbour who maintains the vans at British Bakeries also asked me to make a new toolbox which I did, and it is fitted to the running boards which you can see in the photo,thank you for all your comments.
Comment by Anne on 11th April 2015 at 10:45
Phil... Am familiar with recreations the wheels give it away.
Off subject take a look at the Panther J72, my all time dream car.
Comment by irene roberts on 11th April 2015 at 13:19
"Ee, when I were a lass!" (Or a wench even!) Lovely photo.
Comment by A.W. on 11th April 2015 at 17:31
'e were a reet good baker were our dad.
Comment by Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 17:37
Your comment reminded me when Friday came and I would say to my work-mates
"I'm out wenchin'to-neet!"
"And so are we!" came the reply lol
Comment by irene roberts on 12th April 2015 at 18:14
You little tinker, Giovanni!
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