Below it was this other short article which included a quaint little phrase
Whatever happened to the electric street orderly?ELECTRICS TO SAVE PETROL
ECONOMY in the use of petrol by municipal transport is being urged by a committee of Ramsgate Town Council, who have approved a proposal to employ electric street orderlies. These will cost £460 each, enable staff to be cut from 24 to 16, and save £2,000 a year.
It is suggested that they can also be used for other purposes, such as conveying materials from the works depot to jobs en route to streets to be swept.
Oh and in my efforts to find out what one of those was I came across a fascinating fact about a street in Brixton, and a well known song......see the PE Jukebox for details...