What’s at the end of the stick Vic?

Some of you may remember the Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer TV show. They had a character called ‘The Man with the Stick’ anyway this series of very strange pictures from the 1950s  from the Swindon Library show a man with a pointed stick in various streets around the town. They look like they were taken for some official use but I have no idea what.

Enjoy or be very puzzled. http://flic.kr/p/aBdTiM

A man with a stick, used with permission © Swindon Collection

A man with a stick, used with permission © Swindon Collection

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~ by Nigel on November 3, 2011.

One Response to “What’s at the end of the stick Vic?”

  1. Hi,

    We are glad you found the photos! They are bizarre and are of great interest to local historians.
    For more info on why they were taken, try this article by Fran Bevan:
    http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/blogs/life_in_the_past_lane/8826875.A_Man_With_A_Stick/

    Hundreds more to add.

    Regards,

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