When I saw that the Foden band were coming to the Music Festival this year (2010) it reminded me that we had a picture of two steam powered Foden wagons that were owned by Fordhams Brewery. The picture was taken sometime before 1932 in what is now Fordham Close. I am sorry it is such a poor condition but it is only a copy. The second picture is taken in the High Street. In the background you can just see the Three Tuns and the old Wheelwrights Shop.
The Fodens must have been a great improvement over the old horse drawn drays to have had a special picture taken of them. However it was not long before they were superseded by a fleet of motor lorries.