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1951 Bedford S-Type

1951 Bedford S-Type in Snowball, Movie, 1960 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Trailer truck (tractor) — Model origin: UK

1951 Bedford S-Type

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Comments about this vehicle


johnfromstaffs EN

2022-07-02 22:43

That is a Walls IceCream articulated insulated vehicle. S-type Bedford tractor.


2022-07-03 15:08

I operated one of these Walls Bedfords..... when I was 6 :)
The trailer can be seen in Bristol L6B bus entry.

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-- Last edit: 2022-07-03 15:09:51

tore-40 NO

2022-07-03 19:28

Child labour is somehow underrated these days.... :p

Sunbar UK

2022-07-04 18:09

Did they ever carry ice cream or was it only for advertising?

"Two large semi-trailers with bodies built by Spurling, are used in conjunction with a Bedford S-type tractor to take carcasses from the cold store to the factory. The bodies are 24 ft. 6 in long and each has two lengthwise rails from which up to 160 sides of meat can be suspended."

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T. Wall and Sons, Ltd., September 1953

Walls manufactured and used their own dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) to cool the contents in preference to thermostatically controlled, refrigerated units at the time.

They did have a different separate Bedford tractor-trailer vehicle for ice cream sales at events here https://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/29th-july-1955/50/transport-y-degrees

dsl SX

2022-07-04 19:02

Walls also made sausages and bacon products, not just ice-cream things. Not many know this but the company's roots go back to biblical times, when Walls of Jehrico is mentioned in the old testament. :whistle:

Baube QC

2022-07-04 19:12


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