1909 beer delivery in Lancaster by a steam powered lorry.
Before the internal combustion engine there was the ever reliable steam mode of transport.
In this photo from 1909 we have two dray men with a delivery of beer – bottles and hogshead (for those of you with long memories) – from Yates and Jackson, Brewers of Lancaster to a pub in the town.
Driving such a magnificent vehicle would clearly be a skilled job so the man on the right would be the driver whilst the man on the left wore an apron whilst he did all the heavy work.
Lovely piece of nostalgic history but where are we?
Photos courtesy Andrew Reilly, Lancaster Past and Present.
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