W. White, Grocer of Cotgrave

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The children in this photo are my great aunts and my grandpa. 

By Rachel McWillams
On 03/04/2017

Brian Waters, author of a book on motor cars made in Nottinghamshire (titled "Made in Nottinghamshire") comments that the car in this picture is a Humber and most likely a product of the Beeston factory.  If so, with the long chassis, it will be a 30hp car of c1905, and no later than 1908. 

The car has certainly had the coachwork altered later in in its life, with a rear trap style body, side seats for about six passengers and a rear entrance.  I think the conversion was made to provide a people carrier rather than a delivery vehicle, although it could be both.

With the "battered" appearance of the Humber, (note the mudguards),  I think the photo was taken much later, possibly c1920.


By Website Administrator
On 05/04/2017

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