Another great photo today courtesy of Syd Bird who believes that Jesse Bird & Sons took delivery of this particular vehicle in the early 1950`s and the photo was taken prior to it entering service. Syd recalls:
there was great excitement in the family at the time and I think that is why the photo was taken
Click on that photo for a larger version. Note that the building (now the Portrait House restaurant) used to be Westminster Bank and it looks like there’s a bus stop on Market Street a bit further along from where the current one is on the corner of Queens Road.
What I like about this photo is that it acts as a reminder that images of everyday life might not be too exciting when viewed today but in the years ahead they provide a great record of local life.