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S.C.W.S van.

S.C.W.S van.

Taken at Hallbreck, Grimness, South Ronaldsay
Approx. 1968

Number plate: GUS713
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Picture added on 21 February 2011 at 14:51
Was this a weekly visit by the van?.
Added by Ian Scott on 05 July 2011
My Dad says the Co-op van came every Friday.

Added by Mandy on 10 July 2011
Thanks Mandy,
I remember there was another van that belonged to a grocer in the Hope ,so it possibly came earlier in the week.My granny used to sell the hen eggs to one of these vans.
Added by Ian Scott on 11 July 2011
In Grimness when I grew up, we had a van every day except Sunday and Tuesday. Robertson on Monday and Friday, Rosie on Wednesday, Doull on Thursday, Matheson,later Co op, on Friday, and Bruce on Saturday
Added by Sandy Scott on 28 December 2012
Can anyone tell me what colours the van was?
Added by Julie Switsur on 18 May 2018
The CO-OP Vans I think were a very dark maroon with a red stripe in the middle of the sides
Added by Ian Scott on 07 July 2018
Thanks very much, Ian. I’m doing a painting that includes the van and didn’t want to get it wrong. My only reference is black and white, as above
Added by Julie Switsur on 17 August 2018
Sorry Ian; I remember the van being dark green Jimmy Swannie drove it .
Added by Sandy Scott on 19 August 2018
I would go with what Sandy says.My colour scheme was what I remember of Edinburghs
Coop vans.
Please post your painting when finished.

Added by Ian Scott on 27 August 2018
Many thanks to both of you! Will post, but am a very slow painter. Obsessive, obviously.
Added by Julie Switsur on 07 September 2018
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