Baker's Delivery Van

Contributed by Radstock Museum

Baker's Delivery Van

A BAKER'S DELIVERY VAN. This horse drawn delivery van was used to deliver bread throughout the Radstock area and similar vans would have been found throughout the Country delivering bakery products to households. It evokes memories of a more leisurely time but is also an important introduction to the Co-operative Society, a business still very active in Radstock and the surrounding villages. The Radstock Society was formed in 1868 and has been both a constant employer and a continual assistant to the community. The Society developed its own farm, built a bakery, a dairy and housing for its workers along with the more familiar retail activities.

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