Canvey Island Urban District Council Highways Department

Roadsweeper and machine

Man and machine
Echo newspaper group and the Rayleigh Town Museum

The photo was taken in 1970. Exactly where we do not know. Can anyone name the roadsweeper? Please comment below.

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  • Where? I think it could possibly be the newly erected CIUDC transport depot in the corner of King George V playing fields. Name of roadsweeper ? Machine; Might be Guy or Dennis. Man; No idea but he seems to be remonstrating with the machine for taking over his job. Tho’ it seems he had no reason to worry as in these times of the CPBC we see a lot more of the man, broom’n’barrow than we do of his traffic slowing, less efficient mechanical counterpart.

    By Graham Stevens (05/02/2017)

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