Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The curious incident of the Tate & Lyle lorry. 1940s.

Tate & Lyle lorry accident. 1940s. Unidentified location

The flea market trader thought this was a scene of bomb disposal during WW2. Looking closer I don't think that is the case. This Tate & Lyle Foden lorry appears to have lost its trailer and a curious crowd has assembled to watch the attempt to reconnect the two halves. The location is not identified, but it looks like suburban London.

Tate & Lyle lorry accident. 1940s. Unidentified location (enlarged detail)


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