This photograph is one of a series taken by the young Stanley Ewings on his box brownie in the winter of 1963. Because of the extreme snow, he was laid off from his usual scaffolding work for 5 weeks. During this period, he worked with his father, travelling round Devon in the lorry which his father drove. His father worked for Mannings of Dawlish, transporting cattle, pigs and sheep etc in his lorry. Stanley Ewings' photographs record these trips, and most vividly the times the lorry got stuck in deep snow drifts on the moor. This particular photograph was taken from the cab of the lorry when it was stuck in the snow (as shown in DA101491). The lorry was stuck in the snow for 6 hours, and had to be dragged out by a couple of tractors. Luckily the lorry was not carrying a load at the time.
Updated on May 17, 2018