Posts Tagged ‘chauffeur’s uniform’

Crown Garage Pontypool – the interest grows

July 9, 2013

As you can see from the many comments on this blog post, there has been a lot of interest in this subject which, I imagine, has been of help to Freida as she continues her research.

Some taxi drivers have been in the habit of wearing uniforms to identify the firm they work for. A peaked cap and gauntlets were often part of the uniform.

I have recently received from Freida the following photograph and comment:

 Picture 2

“I think I have solved the mystery of Edith Fynn’s cap badge,   it appears to be part of her uniform for the family business.

The attached photo I believe to be her brother with the same Badge in his cap.

Many thanks

Freida M Murray”


As you may have read, Craig Smith, in his comment, takes a different view when he writes:

“Hi again. I hope you don’t mind but I posted your pic on a badge identification forum. The consensus was pretty clear that it is a Royal Engineers badge shown in the picture.

Other people also thought that in all likelihood she was wearing the uniform of someone known to her that had just returned from active service.

From your research it’s clear she was a chauffeuse but probably not in the uniform shown in the pic.

Hope that helps.”

Who knows? We might yet get to the bottom of this puzzle.