Old Photos of Witham

Fred Spall’s motorbike ambulance at Chelmsford carnival

Taken: 1939, Ref: M2041

Fred Spall’s motorbike ambulance at Chelmsford carnival. Fred is driving, his wife Olive is a nurse, Peter (on left with bandage) and Stanley (on right) are in the ambulance. A note in the East Anglian Daily Times on 18 August 1939 said ‘Mr Frederick Spall, proprietor of a small garage at Rivenhall near Witham, has completed the construction of a motor cycle combination which he believes will, if taken up, form a valuable contribution to air raid precautions. The entire cost of construction was less than £7’.

Date taken1939
SourcePeter Spall, 
7a Woodland Way, Wivenhoe,
Colchester. CO7 9AP

Fred’s son.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1610

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