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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 4th November, 2016)

Herbie Silcock's living van

Herbie Silcock's living van

Photo: Edward Heaton  (iPad)
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Comment by: Mick on 4th November 2016 at 06:20

I knew this had to be yet another one of amazing Eddies, the minister for transport pictures.
This is one of the best for ages that Eddie as sent in and Im sure all the praise it will get will be fully deserved.~
I remember that Herbie use to keep some bantam chicken in one of the lower storage cupboards of this van

Comment by: DTease on 4th November 2016 at 09:01

What a shame, sad to see this in such a bad state. Maybe your picture will encourage someone to bring it back to life.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th November 2016 at 09:33

Good one, Eddie!

Comment by: JJP on 4th November 2016 at 10:29

Thanks Edward, what a great reminder of years long gone. Restoration !! surely someone perhaps a member of the Silcock family could bring this beautiful home back to life, I do hope so !!!. I can still see the old Scammell ex army lorry pulling this around along with the trailer for the Noah's Ark ride, we called it the Cock's " DO YOU WANT GO FASTER" oh the screams, where did it all go eh !.

Comment by: Kas on 4th November 2016 at 16:49

Wish I had the cash but more importantly a place to put if. On eBay wouldn't last a few days. Restored , I,m with you JJP Thanks Eddie, super picture.

Comment by: A.W. on 4th November 2016 at 18:30

I remember this looking pristine when it was out on the fairs, such a shame to see it like this.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th November 2016 at 19:23

At least it's still here and has a chance.

Comment by: Mike Mowbray on 23rd August 2021 at 18:10

That was arthur silcocks mum Margarets living wagon. It was on arthurs yard on sat when i went but i think hes sold it now

Comment by: Edward Silcock on 8th October 2021 at 06:59

Herbie never kept bantams in the "lower storage cupboards" the correct name is "belly box" the bantams was kept in boxes fastened to the rear axle and fitted with doors, these was locked when he moved the living wagon. Kind regards Edward Silcock. (grandson).

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