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J G S Smith (via Malcolm Conway)
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Stockwell Garage

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Details: London General started procuring its own service vehicles in late 1992, with the arrival of a batch of six Ford vans. These had consecutive K78xMGK registration numbers, 781 being an Escort and 782-786 Transits. The vans were also given fleetnumbers in a new series starting at LGF1. The next vehicles to be obtained were two Bedford Astramax vans in Spring 1993 and these were numbered LGV7/8 (the V standing for Vauxhall). Somewhat confusingly, fleetnumbers LGV1 and LGV2 were used a few years later for a pair of Ford Transit vans, the meaning of V presumably having been changed from the make to the type (i.e. van). Anyway, this photo shows Transit van LGF5 parked outside the little-used 'back doors' of Stockwell Garage on 22nd February 1995. These doors were at the west end of the main building and were sometimes partially opened for light/ventilation but I don't recall ever seeing them properly in use.

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