Newsletter 2012

Len Webb and Sons

This photo shows New Street Transport Department driver Len Webb in the cab of his 3-ton Bedford lorry with, from left to right, his three sons Bernard, Peter and Arthur. According to Peter, who supplied the photo and is the last surviving member of the four, it was probably taken in the early 50s. The company name, Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Co Ltd, which was changed in 1963, the style of clothing, the design of the vehicle and the Photographic Department serial number on the back of the print all seem to support this supposition.

At the time Peter was in the DO of the Audio Department of Broadcasting Division, New Street, Bernard was a lathe turner in the Radar Division workshops at Widford and Arthur, who was later to become Materials Handling Controller of MCSL, was at New Street WIP stores.