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Mobile Library van. Date unknown. Any clue? Anyone remember this? [Date estimated]
Picture added on 28 September 2009 at 16:46
Comments:
Try Erland Anderson or Dennis Eunson.
They might know when this is from.
Added by Bruce Moar on 30 September 2009
Looks like an Austin badge on the front It is a FG model badged Austin or Morris by BMC (British Motor Corporation later taken over by Leyland Motors in the early 1970s) Showing a Dumfriesshire Trade Plate indicating that the vehicle is being delivered from that county also an indication that the body was built by A C Penman Ltd of Heathall, Dumfries. The later library shown on the this site has Penman similarities. The build date probably around 1968-70.

[I'm impressed! I'm also impressed at my date guess of 1968. I must have remembered seeing it driving about when I was 3... - Steven]
Added by Gerald Walker on 30 September 2009
By chance I spoke to Erland Anderson today and he said this was the first Mobile Library van. He started with the Library in February 1963 and it wasn't on the road yet but he thought it was shortly after that.
He thought the photo was taken at Scapa. He didn't know who the person in the photo was.
He thought Bobby Leslie would know more about it.
Added by Bruce Moar on 01 October 2009
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