1920 Charabanc outing
The first of several photos from the Bernard Chapman Collection of charabanc outings in the 1920's.
Charabanc is french for "benched carriage" and later became a general name for early motor coaches. In this example each bench would take 4 adults and had a door at each end. It also had a folded canvas hood stowed at the back in case of inclement weather.
The tyres, you may have noticed, are solid.
Solid tyres and wooden bench seats and, by the look of it, little or no suspension.....
This outing is Dawlish cricket club and a few supporters of to play a game at Wonford House in Exeter.
Some outings went much, much further as we will see.
Picture added on 12 April 2012 at 07:51