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Vans Collection

Background imageVans Collection: St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Ireland

St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Ireland
St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Ford Truck 1930

Ford Truck 1930
The Ford is a strong and capable truck - there you are, mate, the headline says it all, what more do you need to know ?

Background imageVans Collection: Parcels Post Van C1870

Parcels Post Van C1870
Parcels Post van of the British Post Office

Background imageVans Collection: Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon

Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon
The former Mols Coffee House (1596), transformed into the Fred Keetch Art Gallery, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Government supplied NFS pump escape and trailer pump

Government supplied NFS pump escape and trailer pump
A grey pump escape and trailer pump prior to having its NFS station identification number painted on the side. Seen here at the London Fire Brigade headquarters in Lambeth

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London

Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London
Firefighters in traditional brass helmets enjoying some refreshments outside a canteen van in Battersea Park, London, watched by a boy on roller skates. Date: 1937

Background imageVans Collection: Cover design, Progress, April 1927

Cover design, Progress, April 1927 - Lever Brothers magazine, mythological figure in Liverpool Date: 1927

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1

Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1 - Hopkins Purvis & Sons Ltd, paint merchants. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London

Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London
Two Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London, also at Knolls House, Manchester and Moseley Road, Birmingham, offering a weekly road service. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Junior firemen learning to drive

GLC-LFB Junior firemen learning to drive
The Junior firemen scheme in London ran from 1964 until 1969. 16-17 year old boys were put under extended training until they could be enrolled as operational firefighters at 18

Background imageVans Collection: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. In the foreground, the corner of Catherine Street and Tavistock Street. Date: 1947

Background imageVans Collection: Removal Men and their vans

Removal Men and their vans
A pair of early motorised removal lorries and their teams of removal men - the company is P. W. Caswill of Acton Lane, Chiswick, London - they also offered warehousing

Background imageVans Collection: S Teerwood. The mail van

S Teerwood. The mail van
A red mail van stops at a remote village in the Scottish Highlands to collect and deliver post

Background imageVans Collection: Mobile Canteens

Mobile Canteens
A row of mobile canteens in Brighton. Note that one of the vans has Y.M.C.A. printed on it. 1940

Background imageVans Collection: Barnstaple Sheep Market

Barnstaple Sheep Market
A fat farmer hauls his sheep into the pens at Barnstaple market, Devon, England

Background imageVans Collection: Parcel Delivery Tricycle

Parcel Delivery Tricycle
A Royal Mail parcels post delivery tricycle

Background imageVans Collection: John Irwin grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Merseyside

John Irwin grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Merseyside
John Irwin Sons & Co Ltd, cash grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, with delivery van and staff posing in a group outside. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVans Collection: Chesham, Bucks, Watercress Lorries, Mash & Austin Ltd

Chesham, Bucks, Watercress Lorries, Mash & Austin Ltd
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, Watercress Lorries of Mash & Austin Ltd. - suppliers to Covent Garden Market. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageVans Collection: Market Place, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Market Place, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Background imageVans Collection: Holmfirth Victoria Street probably 1920s

Holmfirth Victoria Street probably 1920s

Background imageVans Collection: Cambridge Market Place probably 1920s

Cambridge Market Place probably 1920s

Background imageVans Collection: The Church Army Waggon, Cambridgeshire

The Church Army Waggon, Cambridgeshire
The Peterborough evangelist Church Army waggon at Barnack near Stamford. These horse drawn vans toured the district often staying for a few days in some villages

Background imageVans Collection: Busy scene at a railway station

Busy scene at a railway station. Date: 20th century

Background imageVans Collection: Clarion Van

Clarion Van
A group of people standing in front of Clarion van no. 2, some holding copies of the Clarion newspaper. Fred Bramley (TUC General Secretary 1923-1925) stands on the van. Date: c. 1907

Background imageVans Collection: Robert Blatchford and the Clarion van

Robert Blatchford and the Clarion van
A group of people sit on and stand around a new Clarion van (mobile propaganda vehicle) designed by Walter Crane, to celebrate its completion

Background imageVans Collection: Dodge Brothers van advertising Viyella

Dodge Brothers van advertising Viyella day and night wear. circa 1930s

Background imageVans Collection: Stockton Co-operative Society Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton Co-operative Society Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton Co-operative Society Ltd, Stockton-On-Tees, Loading Dock at Dixon Street Bakery, fitted with four Kinnear rolling metal shutters. A delivery van can be seen on the left. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageVans Collection: Aerial view of Paseo de Cristobal Colon, Seville, Spain

Aerial view of Paseo de Cristobal Colon, Seville, Spain. Date: circa 1930

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB canteen van at Lambeth LFB HQ

LCC-LFB canteen van at Lambeth LFB HQ
Located at Lambeth fire station, the London Fire Brigade canteen van which attend major fires and incidents to provide the firefighters with light refreshments. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: Advert for Tanner & Baylis Fly Waggons

Advert for Tanner & Baylis Fly Waggons, to and from London, two days each way. 1826

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB officers group photo with vehicle

LCC-LFB officers group photo with vehicle (enclosed pump). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageVans Collection: Herbert Morrison, mobile kitchen donation, WW2

Herbert Morrison, mobile kitchen donation, WW2
The Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, on 5 September 1941, visiting a mobile kitchen donated to the National Fire Service by the Sydney Chamber of Commerce. A firewoman looks up at him and smiles

Background imageVans Collection: Tractor Above a Road Date: 1950

Tractor Above a Road Date: 1950

Background imageVans Collection: Rainy Day in the City Date: 1950

Rainy Day in the City Date: 1950

Background imageVans Collection: CLEANERS DELIVERY VAN

CLEANERS DELIVERY VAN
Achille Serre is THE cleaner for LOndons fashionable crowd, and this is the van in which your gowns and dress suits will be brought to you. Date: 1912

Background imageVans Collection: MOBILE GROCERS SHOP

MOBILE GROCERS SHOP
A mobile grocer shop Browns for Good Food in Havant, Hampshire Date: 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: Vans RV-6 - G-BYDV

Vans RV-6 - G-BYDV
Vans Aircraft RV-6 - G-BYDV

Background imageVans Collection: Vans RV-7 - G-CCZD

Vans RV-7 - G-CCZD
Vans Aircraft RV-7 - G-CCZD

Background imageVans Collection: Kingsway, London, runs north from The Strand to High Holborn

Kingsway, London, runs north from The Strand to High Holborn
Kingsway, London - running north from The Strand to High Holborn, built 1899-1905 Date: 1934

Background imageVans Collection: Crossing to Lindisfarne, Holy Island Causeway

Crossing to Lindisfarne, Holy Island Causeway, Northumberland, with danger signs to warn drivers of high tide. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - 68 Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - 68 Old Compton Street W1 - outside a newsagent, Moroni and Son. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Two police officers in SPG van, Met Police, London

Two police officers in SPG van, Met Police, London
Two police officers, one male, one female (WPC McKay), in an SPG (Special Patrol Group) van, Met Police, London. The SPG was set up in 1961 to provide a centrally-based mobile capability for dealing

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters working to remove van trapped under bridge

Firefighters working to remove van trapped under bridge
Firefighters working to remove a van trapped under a low bridge, Norbury, SW London

Background imageVans Collection: Liverpool Scouts in 1951

Liverpool Scouts in 1951

Background imageVans Collection: Civil Defence Centre, UK

Civil Defence Centre, UK
Civil Defence Centre, somewhere in the UK. They were built during the Cold War, in case of emergency. Date: 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: Villa Street, Lozells area, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands

Villa Street, Lozells area, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands
Villa Street, looking from Nursery Road, in the Lozells area of Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - Wardour Street and Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - Wardour Street and Old Compton Street W1
Soho, London - corner of Wardour Street and Old Compton Street W1, with traffic. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - 88 Dean Street

Soho, London - 88 Dean Street, Rippon Newsagents. 1973



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