Saturday, February 5, 2011

Butcher's Delivery Bike

The favoured vehicle for home delivery by butchers and grocers was a bike such as this. This example dates from the 1950s and is basically an ordinary bike with a carrying frame over the front wheel. The frame held a wicker basket. The panel between the cross bars usually had a painted sign which identified the shop - "Canvins" for example.

Most butchers and grocers had one of these and usually a boy was hired after school to make deliveries.

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