More about the Paravan
Essex Carriers, based at Tarpots, were well known in the Benfleet area for their bright orange trucks marked with their distinctive logo.
Another page on this website relates the story behind Essex Carriers Unique Idea, the Paravan. An article in the Commercial Motor magazine of 5th May 2022 provides more background information about the origins of the Paravan and highlights the striking resemblance of futuristic urban delivery vehicles to a truck that appeared in Commercial Motor more than 60 years ago.
The attached article, by Brian Weatherley, is ‘Reproduced by kind permission of Commercial Motor magazine.’