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"Exploring the Charm of Vans Across Europe: From Newgale, Wales to Cork City

Background imageVans Collection: Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageVans Collection: St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Ireland

St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Ireland
St Patricks Street and Bridge, Cork City, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House

Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House and St Andrews Parish Church at the back. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: Ford Truck 1930

Ford Truck 1930
The Ford is a strong and capable truck - there you are, mate, the headline says it all, what more do you need to know ?

Background imageVans Collection: Citroen 2CV van in front of house, Mirepoix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France, Europe

Citroen 2CV van in front of house, Mirepoix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France, Europe

Background imageVans Collection: NFS fire engines at Wembley

NFS fire engines at Wembley
National Fire Service fire engines at Wembley

Background imageVans Collection: Parcels Post Van C1870

Parcels Post Van C1870
Parcels Post van of the British Post Office

Background imageVans Collection: Cover design, Progress, April 1927

Cover design, Progress, April 1927 - Lever Brothers magazine, mythological figure in Liverpool Date: 1927

Background imageVans Collection: Newspaper printing. Delivery vans of the London evening News wait for the paper to roll

Newspaper printing. Delivery vans of the London evening News wait for the paper to roll off the press in Fleet Street. 1961

Background imageVans Collection: The Broadway, West Worthing, Sussex

The Broadway, West Worthing, Sussex

Background imageVans Collection: Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon

Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon
The former Mols Coffee House (1596), transformed into the Fred Keetch Art Gallery, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. circa 1960s

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London

Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London
Firefighters in traditional brass helmets enjoying some refreshments outside a canteen van in Battersea Park, London, watched by a boy on roller skates. Date: 1937

Background imageVans Collection: General Ariel view of shoppers in Glasgow Cross, Scotland

General Ariel view of shoppers in Glasgow Cross, Scotland, circa 1962 Lansons corner, Tolbooth Steeple, Mercat Cross, Gallowgate

Background imageVans Collection: These vans made up the fleet belonging to the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper in

These vans made up the fleet belonging to the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper in the yard at the Corporation Street building, Coventry. circa 1960

Background imageVans Collection: Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1

Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1 - Hopkins Purvis & Sons Ltd, paint merchants. 1973

Background imageVans Collection: Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London

Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London
Two Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London, also at Knolls House, Manchester and Moseley Road, Birmingham, offering a weekly road service. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Junior firemen learning to drive

GLC-LFB Junior firemen learning to drive
The Junior firemen scheme in London ran from 1964 until 1969. 16-17 year old boys were put under extended training until they could be enrolled as operational firefighters at 18

Background imageVans Collection: Government supplied NFS pump escape and trailer pump

Government supplied NFS pump escape and trailer pump
A grey pump escape and trailer pump prior to having its NFS station identification number painted on the side. Seen here at the London Fire Brigade headquarters in Lambeth

Background imageVans Collection: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. In the foreground, the corner of Catherine Street and Tavistock Street. Date: 1947

Background imageVans Collection: S Teerwood. The mail van

S Teerwood. The mail van
A red mail van stops at a remote village in the Scottish Highlands to collect and deliver post

Background imageVans Collection: Mobile Canteens

Mobile Canteens
A row of mobile canteens in Brighton. Note that one of the vans has Y.M.C.A. printed on it. 1940

Background imageVans Collection: Removal Men and their vans

Removal Men and their vans
A pair of early motorised removal lorries and their teams of removal men - the company is P. W. Caswill of Acton Lane, Chiswick, London - they also offered warehousing

Background imageVans Collection: Barnstaple Sheep Market

Barnstaple Sheep Market
A fat farmer hauls his sheep into the pens at Barnstaple market, Devon, England

Background imageVans Collection: Camper vans parked near beach at Fidden Farm on south coast of Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK

Camper vans parked near beach at Fidden Farm on south coast of Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
MAB-184 Camper vans parked near beach at Fidden Farm south coast of Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageVans Collection: Parcel Delivery Tricycle

Parcel Delivery Tricycle
A Royal Mail parcels post delivery tricycle

Background imageVans Collection: Trout, Truck, Trunk, Truss, Valve, Vault, Waltz, Watch, Watch, Waves, Weave, Wedge (engraving)

Trout, Truck, Trunk, Truss, Valve, Vault, Waltz, Watch, Watch, Waves, Weave, Wedge (engraving)
8650029 Trout, Truck, Trunk, Truss, Valve, Vault, Waltz, Watch, Watch, Waves, Weave, Wedge (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Trout, Truck, Trunk)

Background imageVans Collection: Food distribution in Coventry, World War II (b/w photo)

Food distribution in Coventry, World War II (b/w photo)
8672646 Food distribution in Coventry, World War II (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Food distribution to civilians during the Coventry Blitz)

Background imageVans Collection: A wet afternoon in Vauxhall, London (b/w photo)

A wet afternoon in Vauxhall, London (b/w photo)
8676162 A wet afternoon in Vauxhall, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A wet afternoon in Vauxhall, London)

Background imageVans Collection: Refuse collection, Sheffield (b/w photo)

Refuse collection, Sheffield (b/w photo)
8635905 Refuse collection, Sheffield (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Refuse collection, Sheffield, Yorkshire)

Background imageVans Collection: Child labour, 1850

Child labour, 1850
3481099 Child labour, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a boy pushing a truck baded with coal. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVans Collection: Collectivization of breeding in USSR, ca 1930 (poster)

Collectivization of breeding in USSR, ca 1930 (poster)
7422855 Collectivization of breeding in USSR, ca 1930 (poster); (add.info.: Agriculture. Collectivization of breeding in USSR. Poster, USSR, ca 1930.); © Archives Charmet

Background imageVans Collection: Loading up horse-drawn vans at the Wells Fargo general office, New York

Loading up horse-drawn vans at the Wells Fargo general office, New York. From Harper's New Monthly Magazine New
534010 Loading up horse-drawn vans at the Wells Fargo general office, New York. From Harper's New Monthly Magazine New York 1875

Background imageVans Collection: London in the snow (b/w photo)

London in the snow (b/w photo)
8635317 London in the snow (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: London in the snow)

Background imageVans Collection: Tunbridge Wells, 61/2 miles SE, Lamberhurst, Quaint Oast Houses (litho)

Tunbridge Wells, 61/2 miles SE, Lamberhurst, Quaint Oast Houses (litho)
8633343 Tunbridge Wells, 61/2 miles SE, Lamberhurst, Quaint Oast Houses (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tunbridge Wells, 61/2 miles SE, Lamberhurst)

Background imageVans Collection: Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917

Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917. First World War: Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was German ambassador to the United States

Background imageVans Collection: Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917

Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917. First World War: Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was German ambassador to the United States

Background imageVans Collection: Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917

Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917. First World War: Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was German ambassador to the United States

Background imageVans Collection: Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917

Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917. First World War: Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was German ambassador to the United States

Background imageVans Collection: Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917

Belongings of Count J.H. Von Bernstorff being removed from the German Embassy, Washington DC, 1917. First World War: Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was German ambassador to the United States

Background imageVans Collection: John Irwin grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Merseyside

John Irwin grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Merseyside
John Irwin Sons & Co Ltd, cash grocers, Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, with delivery van and staff posing in a group outside. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVans Collection: Chris Rea, Singer aged 22, from Middlesbrough, promotes his new single, So Much Love

Chris Rea, Singer aged 22, from Middlesbrough, promotes his new single, So Much Love, which he wrote while working for his fathers ice cream company, 24th June 1974

Background imageVans Collection: NCP car park on a bomb site in the City of London circa 1963

NCP car park on a bomb site in the City of London circa 1963

Background imageVans Collection: Lemon Quay from Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Mid 1940s, towards the end of the Second World War

Lemon Quay from Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Mid 1940s, towards the end of the Second World War
A view from Back Quay towards Taylors Transport Ltd.s garage with the car park full of lorries. Just out of frame, on the right, are the premises of H.T.P. Motors Ltd

Background imageVans Collection: Convoys bringing supplies to Verdun, during World War I

Convoys bringing supplies to Verdun, during World War I
3786071 Convoys bringing supplies to Verdun, during World War I; (add.info.: Convoys bringing supplies to Verdun, during World War I)

Background imageVans Collection: The First van by Renault brothers, early 20th century

The First van by Renault brothers, early 20th century
3784002 The First van by Renault brothers, early 20th century; (add.info.: The first van by Renault brothers, early 20th century)

Background imageVans Collection: Market Place, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Market Place, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Background imageVans Collection: Daily Mirror Offices, Geraldine House, Fetter Lane, London, 8th April 1954

Daily Mirror Offices, Geraldine House, Fetter Lane, London, 8th April 1954

Background imageVans Collection: Lord Street, in Southport. 5th July 1985

Lord Street, in Southport. 5th July 1985



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"Exploring the Charm of Vans Across Europe: From Newgale, Wales to Cork City, Ireland" Embark on a journey through picturesque landscapes and bustling city streets as we delve into the world of vans. Starting in Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe, where the rugged coastline meets sandy shores - a perfect spot for van enthusiasts to soak up nature's beauty. Moving southwards to St Patricks Street and Bridge in Cork City, Ireland; witness the vibrant energy of this charming city while catching glimpses traversing its historic streets. Further east lies Kings Square (Market Place) Enfield Town in London with its iconic Kings Head Public House - an ideal place for van lovers to revel in British history. Transport yourself back in time with a nostalgic glimpse at a Ford Truck from 1930; an enduring symbol of automotive craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. Meanwhile, across borders in France's Midi-Pyrenees region stands a Citroen 2CV van parked gracefully against the backdrop of Mirepoix's quaint houses - showcasing European elegance at its finest. Venturing into more specialized realms, marvel at NFS fire engines stationed proudly at Wembley; their red exteriors exuding strength and readiness to protect lives and property. Delve even further into history with Parcels Post Van C1870 – a relic from bygone days when postal services were revolutionized by these trusty vehicles. Savoring moments amidst cultural hubs is another aspect that makes vans truly special. Picture yourself enjoying aromatic coffee at Mols Coffee House while admiring artistry displayed within Keetch Gallery located in Exeter’s Devon region. Or take leisurely strolls along The Broadway promenade in West Worthing where vans blend seamlessly with seaside charm. Witnessing newspaper printing come alive is made all the more exciting as delivery vans eagerly await freshly printed copies outside the London Evening News headquarters.