Water a penny a pail.
From a handwritten note with the photo:
G.W. Rudlin carrier in the background - Arthur Death on the running board and George Rudlin inside.
Original photograph by L.G. Cosser, Sir Isaac's Walk, Colchester.
The picture appears in Abberton and Langenhoe. A History in Photographs by Peter Wormell [ Figure 31 ], where the caption is.
Fred Smith delivering the water (8 October 1927). Picture taken outside Pump Row (Moss Cottages). Fred later had a more modern water cart supplied by Lexden & Winstree Rural District Council. Piped water came in 1930. It coast £12,600 for seven villages. Essex County Standard.
Date: 8 October 1927
Photo: Mersea Museum - Peter Rudlin Collection
Image ID RUD_MIS_107
Category 2 Families-->Rudlin
Category 3 [Display on front screen]
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.