Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Vicars Transport in the 1930-40's

A 1935 Humber 10 Saloon Car.

This is the same model of Humber saloon that the Rev B.H. Hayward Browne drove around the village all the time I knew him and his stay in the village as our vicar at Holy Trinity Church. It was the only one like it in the village, and you could always tell it was him, you could just see his small round head sticking up above the steering wheel and he never went any faster than somewhere between 20 and 25 miles per hour. Of course he was allowed a small ration of petrol during the war. so that he could get around the village to visit any of his ailing parishioners. One thing I forgot to mention about the Revd Hayward-Browne, was that he was a very keen Bridge Player. Quite often on a Sunday evening after Evensong he would be invited out to dinner and that would be followed by a rubber or two of Bridge. You may ask how did a very young boy come by such knowledge. Well quite often a couple of us choirboys would visit with the Sexton's for a game of Ludo after Evensong and a cup of coccoa. It was then we knew that the Vicar had gone out to Dinner and Bridge.

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