Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016)
1940s Day (5 of 7)
Just two more days to go.
Who could not love this little lorry !!. As a small boy my very first ride in a lorry was the particular model of Bedford, I shall be 70 years old shortly and can remember the excitement as though it was yesterday and it lead to a lifetime in this industry, thanks for posting this picture Tommy, I just love it. Thanks to the owner also, it is breath taking.
I remember 'flitting' from Scholes to Westhoughton on one of these lorries and I remember Walter and Mrs Forshaw who lived across the road.
It looks in such good condition. Obviously well looked after.
Walt - I too will be 70 next year, and I remember my grandfather having a lorry like this. My cousins and I used to wait at the bottom of the village and listen for him coming home from work, and then hang on to the back of the lorry, legs off the floor, and have a lift back up the hill and home. Needless to say, there were very few cars/lorries around in the mid 1950s, and this was a great novelty. Health and Safety had no jurisdiction in those days! Thank goodness.
I think that is Harry Forshaw peering out if I'm not mistaken.
vb, what year did you flit from Vauxhall Road? I left Belvoir St in 62.
I lived in John St Titus until 1967 then moved to Hardybutts and married in 1969. And moved to Westhoughton.
I was only eight at the time, but I remember you living just across the road. You were vc then of course. Long time ago.
It is -are you Carol's brother? Hope you are all well.
Hi vb, that's me! Please e mail me at (my name) @ hotmail.co.uk, and I will give you an update. It's been a few years since we last spoke.
Will do -Hope its all good news -often think of you all especially Carol. If you look under People and Rooney you will find some relatives.