I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Mandrake » 24 Jun 2019, 09:55

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22 Jun 2019, 21:22
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Not open when we were there, not on the road, as no reg plates on it. Appears to have been stretched?

Nah it's just your eyes Richard. A trip to specsavers might be in order... :rofl2:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by RichardW » 25 Jun 2019, 10:33

It's definitely longer than normal - if you look there are 3 sections between the wheels. However, looking at this page, there were LWB versions available, so it's probably factory stretched: http://hvanworld.co.uk/hvans.htm

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Mandrake » 25 Jun 2019, 10:55

RichardW wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 10:33
It's definitely longer than normal - if you look there are 3 sections between the wheels. However, looking at this page, there were LWB versions available, so it's probably factory stretched: http://hvanworld.co.uk/hvans.htm

You fell for my cunning and subtle joke I see. :lol:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Jul 2019, 00:12

Having a coffee table browse of Cumbria Life Magazine, at a randomly found cafe at Orton which would formerly have been in Westmorland, and a mere 1.5 miles away from the busy M6, I came across this...
https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroft ... lery-2019/

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No ordinary image
Preparing for the Nightshift by Tiree Dawson (UK), 1st place 2018 Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer category.
"At the end of a magical spring day in the English Lake District, the pizza van team set up ready to feed Samuel and Parisa's evening guests." Technical: Canon 5D mk4, 35mm, f1.8, 1/200 second, ISO1600.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by old'uns » 05 Jul 2019, 21:49

without going through the whole thread not sure if this one has popped up....Cakes and Bakes or vice versa on the M6 this am A14 direction
really need to clean my screen and clear the dash, tried hard but can't make out Plate.
can't be too many around with a wider upper body?
Google foo failed me to find any further info

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by myglaren » 05 Jul 2019, 21:58

Perhaps my daughter should get one.
She has recently begun doing vegan baking and has some market stalls and popup shops but a mobile shop might be a solution for her.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Jul 2019, 23:38

old'uns wrote:
05 Jul 2019, 21:49
without going through the whole thread not sure if this one has popped up....Cakes and Bakes or vice versa on the M6 this am A14 direction
really need to clean my screen and clear the dash, tried hard but can't make out Plate.
can't be too many around with a wider upper body?
Google foo failed me to find any further info



M6.....Birmingham-ish? (Edit..bit off the mark there after I looked it up much further east :) ).....Cakes and Bakes? Something to do with this lot perhaps....
Cakes and Bakes is University College Birmingham's own bakery, patisserie and confectionery shop, selling high-quality products at bargain prices.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Jul 2019, 23:53

myglaren wrote:
05 Jul 2019, 21:58
Perhaps my daughter should get one.
She has recently begun doing vegan baking and has some market stalls and popup shops but a mobile shop might be a solution for her.

Good idea Steve, probably at least £20,000 for a catering H Van, but shop rents for a few years are likely to be just as expensive, and the H van will always be an asset with a decent resale value. You could do some espionage for her and have a chat with this young lady featured in the Shields Gazette...


There's a 26 year old young girl doing her homemade cakes and Coffee down at Sandhaven at South Shields Steve. She has this "baby blue" Citroen H Van. The Shields Gazette article reckons she covers her pitch at Sandhaven during the school holidays.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by myglaren » 06 Jul 2019, 08:04

Nice one Neil. Worth considering as the long term plan is a shop.
She has only just started and usually does markets at £20~£30 a go - Yarm, Darlington & Stockton mainly and a pop up shop in Darlington.
Bakes for a few established bakeries and has catered for a couple of weddings.

All still in it's infancy yet though.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2019, 08:54

Her facebook page has her at Low-Fell Food Market at Saltwell Park today, and South Shields Sea Front tomorrow.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/catego ... 175134898/

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Post by myglaren » 06 Jul 2019, 13:52

I'll be passing there shortly but unlikely to be able to stop unfortunately.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2019, 17:18

In the flesh Steve....and doing well....had a coffee but constantly busy so no opportunity for a chat
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by van ordinaire » 17 Jul 2019, 22:45

Still playing catch-up.

Couple of particular interest in Coventry for the 100th: a very attractive SWB camper conversion for sale at a equally attractive price.
a not long dragged out of a hedge patina'd one: RHD - didn't think there was such a thing (Irish, Channel Islands market model?) - with exhausts before the front wheels! Then noticed the magazine on the driver's seat open at a feature entitled "Audi do it?" - so who knows what was hidden under that oh so rusty shell?

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by van ordinaire » 05 Aug 2019, 23:46

Snooping round Churston station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, I discovered the organisation has an H-van (possibly a mobile booking office/merchandise stall/info. counter - ironically, it might be a converted catering van!) presumably purchased for its publicity value but which, oddly, seems to be kept hidden away. Particularly odd that it was not, at very least, entered in the commercial vehicle section at the Steam Fair, less than a mile up the road.