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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 11th April, 2015)

Hovis


Hovis
The vintage Hovis bread van on display at the Easter Sunday event, Haigh Hall, selling loaves etc. - all donations to charity.

Photo: David Barker  ( Nikon D3000 18-55mm lens)
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Comment by: Ken R on 11th April 2015 at 00:34

Nice photo david, I'll have a large loaf and can you slice it thin please.

Comment by: Aubrey on 11th April 2015 at 07:49

Great photo David. The van brings the senses of smell and taste to your imagination.

Comment by: Anne on 11th April 2015 at 07:51

Hovis claim the bread is made as it has always been made. Today's vans certainly aren't. The van begging to be photographed and what a super piccy.

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 08:58

I can imagine the countless times this vehicle may driven over the cobbled streets stopping at shops delivering fresh bread! Ah, the smell!

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 11th April 2015 at 09:39

I think Anne and Giovanni may have been fooled. This 'classic' van is actually only just over 20 years old, being a modern recreation based on a 1991 Ford Transit chassis.

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 10:21

Thanks Phil for that.
Nevermind, I'm sure a similar van would have made the journey delivering the much needed staff of life!

Comment by: David Barker on 11th April 2015 at 10:43

Phil is correct the van is a Transit chassis and fitted with a Transit diesel engine ,my neighbour who maintains the vans at British Bakeries also asked me to make a new toolbox which I did, and it is fitted to the running boards which you can see in the photo,thank you for all your comments.

Comment by: Anne on 11th April 2015 at 10:45

Phil... Am familiar with recreations the wheels give it away.
Off subject take a look at the Panther J72, my all time dream car.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th April 2015 at 13:19

"Ee, when I were a lass!" (Or a wench even!) Lovely photo.

Comment by: A.W. on 11th April 2015 at 17:31

'e were a reet good baker were our dad.

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 17:37

Irene
Your comment reminded me when Friday came and I would say to my work-mates
"I'm out wenchin'to-neet!"
"And so are we!" came the reply lol

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th April 2015 at 18:14

You little tinker, Giovanni!

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