Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Postman Pat


Among the classic cars on display in Roberts Park the other Sunday there was this gorgeous little mail van, just like Postman Pat's, complete with the black and white cat. The notice in its window said that it was first used in and around Keswick in the English Lake District in 1939. (That same area, coincidentally, inspired the fictional setting of the children's TV programme.) Just imagine it pootering along through the pretty little lanes up there. In 1949 it became a milk delivery van, later sold to a farmer. It was rescued in a derelict state from a farm lane and has been lovingly and beautifully restored to an immaculate state.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely to see that old car/van rescued.

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  2. Hi Jenny - beautifully restored van - really does deserve pride of place somewhere .. thanks for posting for us to see .. cheers Hilary

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  3. I think it is fabulous the way people can bring these classic cars back to looking new. It sure is a cute historical vehicle.

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  4. How beautiful. My kids, like others worldwide, grew up with a healthy serving of Postman Pat.

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  5. Oh what a great wee van, glad you chose this one to show us

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  6. We don't see post vans like this on this side of the pond!

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