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The Draper's Van

Mark Stephen takes a trip in Alfie Bruce's draper's van and hears about the history of mobile shops.

Dress shirts, boxer shorts, tights, pyjamas, ETBs... You can find them all in Alfie Bruce's van which has toured the north-east of Scotland for decades. There used to be hundreds of these mobile shops travelling around Scotland selling everything from fish to furniture - but they've all but been replaced by supermarket vans and couriers delivering online shopping. Mark Stephen takes a trip with Alfie to hear the history of these vans - and to discover what exactly a pair of ETBs is.

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