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Flavel's Sentinel DV44 by Mike Jeffries

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The Sentinel lorry was a very well engineered vehicle with an unconventional horizontal engine mounted in an underslung position behind the cab produced in four-wheeled and six-wheeler form and when introduced was ahead of its time with a stylish all-steel sliding door cab.

These lorries were very popular with breweries because with no engine intrusion in the cab three men could be accommodated but this example was employed in the delivery of cooking stoves and heaters made by Flavel of Leamington Spa and is seen here passing through a typical English landscape in pre-motorway days.

In a nine year production run only 650 DV44s were produced so the Sentinel was a rare sight indeed, but undoubtedly a pleasurable one with arguably one of the best looking cabs ever to grace the humble lorry.

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Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Excellent again Mike. I see the bus is coming too. – Ted

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanover 5 years ago

    There is always a bus following in your images – when the main roads always had a service. Not so now!

  • Yeah, I love my buses and there did seem to be more of them around in those days.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 4 years ago

    Lovely image, love the little boy looking at the passing lorry – just as we all did at that age :)

  • Thanks Aqqpup, it’s supposed to be a little girl, are you getting old or is it me!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 4 years ago

    Probably both, given the rough date children dressed the same and the dress does look a bit like short trousers (at least to me)
    Then again it could just be my eyesight

  • I still have this particular painting , so I might make her a little boy after all, if I can find my painting glasses———-now where did I leave them?

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...over 4 years ago

    Great image!

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 4 years ago

    delightful! like times past, very nostalgic, beautifully painted!

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work.

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 4 years ago

    October 9th 2010 – “MARATHON-FEATURES”

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