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TN 8852 by the front factory building - c1948?
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TN 8852 by the front factory building - c1948?

Note that there is a sea wall, but it doesn't extend right along to the harbour. The harbour office shed is visible behind the car. The large version of the pic zooms in on the car, driver and buildings visible through the rear windscreen.
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Picture added on 19 August 2011 at 12:13
Comments:
It looks like a woman driver. Wonder who that might have been. Probably not too many in those days.
Added by Caroline Fair on 21 August 2011
Could it have been Lady Ross?
Added by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson Harrison on 23 August 2011
Good suggestion, Mary!
Added by Margaret Tong on 24 August 2011
I think it is Albert Watson
Added by Anne Short on 25 August 2011
Are you sure this is a car? Look at the height of the roof compared to the driver's head. By the shape of the roof and the height it looks more like a van with a window in a back door. Also, the driver's left ear is showing, so it may be a man. I think it might be older than 1948-ish too. My father's old Ford 8 was ST 8694 and it was mid 1930s. But I could be wrong!
Added by Campbell Ross on 25 August 2011
Just a suggestion, but looks very like an early 1930s Ford Closed Cab Pick Up. If you look closely at the R/H side you can just see (I think) the outline of the cargo box. The other indication is the front bumper bar, the design, certainly early 1930s. I agree with Anne in that I also think the driver is Albert. It's quite possible the photo was taken in 1948 as those Fords lasted forever.
Added by Alex Grant on 25 August 2011
I think you're right, Alex. This Ford model apparently also came with a wood kit for the roof and everything above the windows, which would account for the less streamlined roof shape. Ford also changed the bumper shape after about 1932/33, so that would put this model about 1932 at the latest...I think!! I agree Albert could a likely candidate for the driver!
Added by Campbell Ross on 26 August 2011
Johnny Gray (senior) whom I think was a coast guard worked from the building visible at the end of the harbour.
Added by Hazel Clark on 26 August 2011
Is duidelijk dat een A ford is persoonlijk denk ik rond 1929 kan als pick up of bestel.

Translates as "It is clear this is an A Ford. Personally I think from around 1929, could be either a pick-up or a van."
Added by Jan De Vries on 04 September 2011
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