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Travelling Shop Helps Country Housewives

11th July 1947, Page 43
11th July 1947
Page 43
Page 43, 11th July 1947 — Travelling Shop Helps Country Housewives
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APT slogan on a smart travelling shop operated by Sellwoods, Ltd., grocer, of Whitchurch, is "Our store to your door."

The travelling store has an important influence in easing the housewife's burden in districts scantily served by public transport, especially when it is employed by the purveyor of foodstuffs.

Based on a Bedford 2-ton chassis, the Sellwoods van has a body designed by Messrs. Great Western Motors, Reading. and made in aluminium alloy by D. J. Hawkins and Sons, Ltd., Reading.

The vehicle makes a circuit through a large number of

country districts, and is operated to a predetermined time schedule.

In the interior, an L-shaped serving counter stretches three-quarters of the length. There are ample display cases and shelves, whilst groceries and cooked meats are kept in special cold chambers.

The overall length of the complete vehicle is 24 ft., that of the shop itself being 16 ft. 6 ins.

The body has two entrances, both on the near side, and sliding doors are fitted. This layout makes it unlikely that there will be any crowding or confusion at the counter or near the entrances. There is also a doublehinged door at the rear through which goods may conveniently be loaded.

The body has pleasing lines, and is adequately ventilated. Lantern lights increase the natural lighting from the large side windows. Folding steps are provided at the doors.


Locations: Reading

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