Photo: Les Miller
Item #: 27727
A beautiful photo. Some pictures have a way of cheering one up. Thanks Les.
They had pride in their vehicles in that era. Kept them well polished.
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.
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.
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
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.
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