The journey’s over!
Two of the cars that the Standard Motor Club has on its stand represent opposite ends of the Cops and Robbers scene. The 1952 Standard Vanguard Estate has appeared in a number of crime films including one about the terrible Braybrook Street massacre in London in 1966 when three police officers were shot dead. The criminals, who were using a stolen Standard Vanguard Estate, were quickly arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. One, Harry Roberts, served 48 years in jail. For him, the journey was certainly over!
The photo shows the Vanguard during filming in Braybrook Street with the memorial to the dead officers on the left and Wormwood Scrubs jail in the background. It carries the registration number of the Vanguard used in the actual crime.
Also on our stand is the 1955 Standard Eight owned by Detective Sergeant Stephen George (Retired). He represents law and order, though he was not one of the officers involved in the aftermath of Braybrook Street.