Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Wigan Album



Siblings - Les & Eileen Miller
Photo: Les Miller
Views: 2,376
Item #: 27727
Warrington Road Abram - Les & Eileen Miller in granddad's (butcher Jack Webster)Fordson 10 van. Circa 1950

Comment by: GW. on 25th March 2016 at 11:51

A beautiful photo. Some pictures have a way of cheering one up. Thanks Les.

Comment by: Albert. on 25th March 2016 at 16:34

They had pride in their vehicles in that era. Kept them well polished.

Comment by: Garry on 25th March 2016 at 18:13

Lovely shot Les. I remember Jack the Butcher well, he was mobile with his Bedford van round Ince in the 1960s and 70s. He also had a Butchers shop on Liverpool road Platt-Bridge up to demolition of the row of shops.

Comment by: Aubrey on 25th March 2016 at 22:23

It is a while since I last saw you Les, but I can recognise you both in the photo. We knew each other very well on the 50s. Great photo.

Comment by: AB on 28th March 2016 at 14:14

I remember going with my father to buy one of these 10 cwt Fordson vans in 1948, There was a waiting list for them. The price was about £190, Very basic.Only had a drivers seat a passengers seat was extra. But a good workhorse

Comment by: DerekB on 29th March 2016 at 16:00

A good workhouse as you say AB. As a school kid myself and another lad delivered milk from the back of one all around Beech Hill in the school holidays - Elf and Safety would have had a throm at the sight of us with our legs dangling over the back from the open doors. But what a pig ugly vehicle even for the time, compared to the it's Bedford, Commer, Morris and Austin equivalents.

Comment by: Ken Barton on 6th April 2016 at 15:32

Long time no see Les. How are you and Bridget going on .great photo by the way. The van had 3 gears, first gear towards the driver, second two away from the driver, best wishes to you both fro Ken and Susan

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.