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In Pictures: first mobile shop

black and white image showing the van and two men - one driving and the other standing outside

Winston Howard worked six days a week and clocked up more than half a million miles in Wales' first mobile shop.

image shows the windows in the van

His one-man grocery store is on display at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, until October 18.

image shows a front view of the van

The shop was first used in the 1920s and was on the roads of South Wales for 40 years before closing its doors one last time in 1969.

Image taken from above showing the top of the van

The engine and the chassis are made by Chevrolet and the cab, body and fittings were built by specialist coachbuilders William Lewis of Cardiff.

image shows a side view of the van in the museum

Howard's Travelling Stores rarely broke down and it is still in working condition today.



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