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Vans Collection (#2)

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

Background imageVans Collection: Children buying ice cream on a Balham street, SW London

Children buying ice cream on a Balham street, SW London
Children buying ice cream from an ice cream van on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1967

Background imageVans Collection: AFS women working in mobile kitchen, WW2

AFS women working in mobile kitchen, WW2
AFS women working in a mobile kitchen at night, serving tea and biscuits to thirsty firefighters. Date: 1940s

Background imageVans Collection: Grands Magasins du Louvre, Department Store, Paris

Grands Magasins du Louvre, Department Store, Paris
Les Grands Magasins du Louvre (initially Les Galeries du Louvre), a department store in Paris, France, which was founded in 1855. The inspiration for Emile Zolas Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB HQ Major Control Unit

GLC-LFB HQ Major Control Unit
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Canteen Van

GLC-LFB Canteen Van
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Breathing apparatus control van (BACV)

GLC-LFB Breathing apparatus control van (BACV)
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageVans Collection: LFB fire towing unit and trailer pump in bomb crater, WW2

LFB fire towing unit and trailer pump in bomb crater, WW2
Quite a few London Fire Brigade vehicles came to grief during the Blitz raids. This Commer towing van and trailer pump have ploughed into a bomb crater in Southwark Bridge Road just south of

Background imageVans Collection: Metropolitan Police photographer at work

Metropolitan Police photographer at work
A Metropolitan Police photographer at work, focusing his attention on a car engine

Background imageVans Collection: Met Police officer at Piccadilly Circus, London

Met Police officer at Piccadilly Circus, London
A Metropolitan Police officer on duty at Piccadilly Circus in Central London, speaking on his walkie talkie radio. There are neon advertisements for Coca Cola, Cinzano, Skol, Volkswagen

Background imageVans Collection: King Harry Ferry, crossing the River Fal, Cornwall

King Harry Ferry, crossing the River Fal, Cornwall
King Harry Ferry, a chain ferry which crosses the River Fal in Cornwall, roughly halfway between Truro and Falmouth. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: Man in a kilt, filling a van up with petrol

Man in a kilt, filling a van up with petrol. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Traffic jam on the A30, West Country

Traffic jam on the A30, West Country. circa 1980s

Background imageVans Collection: Luggage on a truck at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands

Luggage on a truck at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands
Luggage on a British United truck, about to be loaded onto an aeroplane at the States of Jersey Airport, Channel Islands. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageVans Collection: Loading a plane at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands

Loading a plane at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands
Loading an aeroplane on the tarmac at the States of Jersey Airport, Channel Islands. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageVans Collection: Traffic on the M5 motorway near Manchester

Traffic on the M5 motorway near Manchester, passing a service station. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Accident in fog and black ice, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex

Accident in fog and black ice, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex
Accident in fog and black ice, near Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, 31 December 1959, in which an Austin van was a write-off but the driver received only minor injuries. Date: 1959

Background imageVans Collection: Stanley Bruce Alongside Two Australian Soldiers

Stanley Bruce Alongside Two Australian Soldiers
Australian High Commissioner Stanley Bruce (left) stands beside two of his compatriots outside the Strand Theatre, London

Background imageVans Collection: British Caribbean woman, Hong Kong

British Caribbean woman, Hong Kong
British Caribbean woman, walking, back to camera down a built up commercial area in Hong Kong. Cars and vans on the road at the top of the picture

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

Soho, London - Peter Street and Wardour Street W1
Soho, London - junction of Peter Street and Wardour Street W1, with a delivery van. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Gresham Street and the General Post Office, London

Gresham Street and the General Post Office, London. Note the fine depiction of the rank of ready-and-waiting horse-drawn postal vans. Date: 1907

Background imageVans Collection: Trying to drive a car off St Ives beach

Trying to drive a car off St Ives beach
People trying to drive a car off St Ives beach. circa 1950

Background imageVans Collection: Loading Postal Orders, Bank of England, City of London

Loading Postal Orders, Bank of England, City of London
Loading Postal Orders outside the Bank of England, City of London. 1899

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - Dean Street W1

Soho, London - Dean Street W1 - Gargoyle Club and HMV Records. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - Brewer Street W1

Soho, London - Brewer Street W1 - fishmongers shop. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Advert for Buick, Red Cross ambulances 1916

Advert for Buick, Red Cross ambulances 1916
Buick were used for emergencies in World War One at the front, with British Red Cross and St Johns on the side of the vehicle Date: 1916

Background imageVans Collection: Van and snow plough in the snow

Van and snow plough in the snow
Van in the snow, with a snow plough in action on the A259 (near the south coast of England). Date: 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Dodge van with advertisement for Viyella

Dodge van with advertisement for Viyella
Customised Dodge van with advertisement for Viyella clothing. early 20th century

Background imageVans Collection: Police officers with dogs, conducting a search, London

Police officers with dogs, conducting a search, London
A group of police officers, male and female, belonging to the Special Patrol Group, with police dogs, conducting a search. The WPCs are wearing the Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968

Background imageVans Collection: Police officers preparing to conduct a search, London

Police officers preparing to conduct a search, London
A group of police officers (including June Paterson, left), belonging to the Special Patrol Group, preparing to conduct a search with the aid of police dogs

Background imageVans Collection: Page from a catalogue toy trains and cars 1929

Page from a catalogue toy trains and cars 1929
A seletion of British made wooden and polished aluminium trains, cars, vans and cranes. Products available from the Harrods catalogue toy department. Date: 1929

Background imageVans Collection: Flight / Maintenance / 1915

Flight / Maintenance / 1915
Aeroplane repair van. Date: 1915

Background imageVans Collection: Photo of Swan and Edgars delivery van

Photo of Swan and Edgars delivery van
Black and white photograph of a Swan and Edgar delivery van in the Tatler of 10th November 1909. The photo is advertising the use of the new Collier detachable rim which was a revolution in

Background imageVans Collection: Delivery drivers, D H Evans, Oxford Street, London

Delivery drivers, D H Evans, Oxford Street, London
Delivery drivers with their vehicles outside the goods entrance of the D H Evans department store, Oxford Street, London. circa 1910s

Background imageVans Collection: Sea front view at Paignton, Devon

Sea front view at Paignton, Devon, with holidaymakers, parked cars, two boating lakes and chalets. Date: 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: WW1 - Private and Commercial Vehicles Commandeered

WW1 - Private and Commercial Vehicles Commandeered - Hyde Park, London. Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, England

Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, England
Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, near Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Showing three vintage horse drawn bakers vans and a motor van. Date: 1910s

Background imageVans Collection: Children playing with a van in a Balham street, SW London

Children playing with a van in a Balham street, SW London
Children playing in and around an abandoned van in a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageVans Collection: Sunbeam motors advertisement, WW1

Sunbeam motors advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton showing one of their vehicles as a Red Cross ambulance or van during the First World War. Date: 1918

Background imageVans Collection: Corona vans and drivers, Chadwell Heath, East London

Corona vans and drivers, Chadwell Heath, East London
Corona vans and their drivers in a depot at Chadwell Heath, East London. Corona was a popular brand of soft drinks, delivered regularly to peoples homes. Date: 20th century

Background imageVans Collection: Army supply trucks, WW1

Army supply trucks, WW1
The driver of a First World War army supply truck takes a moment to rest and enjoy a cigarette. Accompanied by a quote from Tennyson, And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad. Date: 1916

Background imageVans Collection: Head Office of W. H. Smith

Head Office of W. H. Smith
Early morning scene outside the head office of W. H. Smith at 186, Strand, London showing carts and vans being loaded up with newspapers for London and the provinces

Background imageVans Collection: Woman delivery van driver, WW1

Woman delivery van driver, WW1
A woman in uniform takes over a traditional male role as the driver of a horse drawn delivery van during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageVans Collection: First mobile kitchen donation, WW2

First mobile kitchen donation, WW2
The Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, receiving the keys to the first mobile kitchen from Lord Bennett (Richard Bedford Bennett)



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