This brilliant picture, from Derek Ward's collection, was taken in the late 1940s.

In those days, the Rootes Group made two types of chassis that were used for municipal vehicles.

The Bantam was for smaller tippers whereas the Gamecock could be used for ambulances, water carriers, ice cream vans and mobile refuse collection units, such as these.

At the foot of the romantically-named Bone Mill Bank there used to be a mill, powered by the Gaunless, which in the mid-19th Century ground up animal carcases for fertiliser.

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