Scanning the Archive

I took up photography whilst still at school, and was soon processing my own films at home. Here’s a photo I took on 3rd May 1970.

Taken on the 1970 Commercial Vehicles run to Brighton near Redhill.
Taken on the 1970 Commercial Vehicles run to Brighton near Redhill.

This is a 1913 McCurd 5 ton box van built at Hayes. Note the solid tyres. McCurd ceased trading in 1927.

This vehicle is currently preserved in full working order at the Shuttleworth Collection, where it’s on loan from Tate and Lyle. Today we are grateful that an¬†unknown succession of men took it on themselves to keep this vehicle in tip top condition for over 100 years.