Rolls Royce Motor Ambulance for the Staveley Company circa 1926.
Mrs. Markham has again increased our indebtedness to her by the gracious gift of the Rolls Royce chassis used by our late Chief for use as an ambulance. The car so familiar to us all, will soon be part and parcel of our works as a vehicle of service to those amongst us who need it.
The coachbuilder, Mr. T. Metcalf, has done his work well, as our photographs on this and the next page show. The lines indicate the speed and comfort requisite in such a car.
The inside is fitted with the latest of appliances, and is designed in such a way as to use the minimum of space to achieve the maximum of comfort. The two stretchers , both detachable, are fashioned to be used in bunk form; the lower one being a wheeled stretcher and the upper one resting on suitable supports. The seating accommodation is well thought out; a fixed seat being for the attendant and one sitting case, and a tip up seat, attached to the side of the car, being designed to take two or more sitting cases.
Affixed to the panel facing the open doors is a plate suitably inscribed:-
PERSONALY USED BY THE LATE
CHARLES MARKHAM ESQUIRE
UNTIL HIS DEATH
WAS PRESENTED BY
TO THE STAVELEY COAL & IRON CO. LTD,.
(FOR AMBULANCE PURPOSES)
The great spirit of its late owner will be made manifest in the humane work the car will help to carry out amongst those for whom Mr. Markham endeavoured so hard to alleviate suffering and enlarge happiness.