GPO Telephones Linesman’s Van
Hugh Barnes (Orstin) provided this image of his father’s Linesman’s 5 cwt Minor hybrid van – CLP 639. The photo was taken in the pre-war period and shows a Stanmore registered vehicle parked outside a suburban house somewhere in Metro land. Hugh’s father was a GPO telephone engineer at this time – can anyone date the van from the vehicle registration? After serving his country throughout the 1939-45 conflict his father rose through the ranks at the GPO and upon becoming an inspector graduated to Morris Eights (CDL 599 and GOR 495). Perhaps Hugh should amend his forum user name to ‘Morry’ in view of his father’s motoring pedigree!