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Cornish's Bakery
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Cornish's Bakery

My Great Uncle Reginald Cornish with the new Bakery delivery van after it replaced the horse drawn one. Probably late 1940's or early 1950's.
Picture added on 04 June 2015 at 21:10
Used to stop off every morning between 1977 and 1983, after my paper round, to buy previous day's cakes.
1977, 5 one day old donuts for 3 pence, by 1983 they were 2 pence each ,....inflation, no idea how I got the nickname donut Dan
Added by Daniel Hodgetts on 09 July 2015
I think that van maybe a Reliant Regal, but it looks slightly different from most. The front suspension and wheel is virtually that of a motorcycle. They were not uncommon after the war. The interesting thing about that one is that it hasn't wire spoked wheels, but what looks like pressed steel wheels may perhaps indicate it's a later model 1950s??.
Added by Michael Funnell on 22 September 2015
Seeing the picture of the Cornish's delivery van brought back some very happy memories. I must have been about eleven years old and on Saturday mornings I used to help deliver the bread in that very van plus sometimes their horse drawn vehicle. The van was a James Handy Van.
Added by Brian Kneebone on 01 June 2016
Cornish's also had a shop in the High Street next to All Saint's Church by the entrance to the car park.
Added by Tony F. Collinson, OBE on 21 February 2017
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