Lorry for sale

JULY 2022

This photograph was taken in the 1950s on the forecourt of Hurrell & Beardwell’s  garage on the corner of Avenue Road and Newland Street in Witham. The lorry had clearly come to the end of the road.

Do you know who bought it all those years ago?  If you do please email nickpinkham@pinkhamgloves.co.uk

With the help of Patrick Collins the Research Officer at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu  the lorry has been identified as a 1936 Bedford 2 ton with a Greater London registration - GYY 722.  This fits in with the Company’s development at the time. A new factory had been opened in Dagenham in 1933 hence the Greater London registration.
Not only used to deliver gloves to customers these lorries were also used to transfer items between the factories.

The photograph which was taken by John Scott-Mason and reproduced with permission from Adam Scott-Mason was found on Janet Gyford’s The History of Witham website.

Many thanks to everyone for their help with this photograph.