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M & J Bean Fruit & Veg in 1958
The receipt for the pony called Penny to pull the cart
The motorised vehicle of M & J bean
M & J Bean motorised delivery van
M & J Bean motorised delivery van
The inside of the motor vehicle
John & Muriel's wedding in 193 at St Augustines, Rodbourne
The Swindon Cycle Club of which John was a member for many years
A very young & fit John Bean
An 87 years young John Bean, growing old gracefully

John Bean of Bourton

At 87 years young, John Bean of Bourton still has a great love of life and is always keen to help out his local community. Recently he came into the Heritage Centre at Shrivenham and shared some of his past with us. From 1957 to 1978 he ran a successful Fruit and Veg round that covered the areas of Kingsdown, Meadowcroft, Queensfield and Haydon View. What makes this interesting that his first form of transport was horse & cart. 

We hope to do the full interview with John soon, but in the meantime please enjoy the photos attached.

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