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Austin van on the Menai Bridge ?

Another old photo found in an album, which was purchased at a car boot sale. The main subject is a K8 cake delivery van. Other black and white pictures, including some of a nice Standard tourer from the same album, can be found in the old-car photos section.

Austin K8 van

There is some nice detail in this photo, which looks suspiciously like it was taken at the Menai Bridge in North Wales, crossing onto Anglesey. Leading the duo of classic commercial vehicles is the white K8 Austin delivery van, liveried in the colours of --------- Associates Bakeries, delivering cakes and other tasty goodies. Registration is DUH 195. Behind is a flatbed lorry, perhaps a Fordson, and amazingly the registration is just about visible in this shot too - BEA 157 by the looks of it. A passer-by in the classic baggy pants and flat cap watches the delivery of cakes cruise by, although I'm not sure what the cluster of ladies is up to - perhaps they are just waiting to cross once the flatbed lorry has rumbled by. There are a few items of street furniture worth a mention here too - note the 'Keep Left' bollard in the middle of the road as it heads out over the bridge, and the 'Low Bridge' warning roadsign off to the left. Curiously this old photo is printed on Air Ministry 'Reserved' photographic paper, perhaps the photographer worked for the Air Ministry and had his prints done 'at work'...?

I've cropped the scan down a little, to better show the two lorries..

Austin K8 van photograph

A K8 used for delivering Pink Paraffin can also been seen elsewhere in this photos section, see the K8 & Morris Y Delivery Vans page.

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