Poppy seller uses vintage car to raise hundreds of pounds outside Dagenham supermarket

PUBLISHED: 15:12 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:12 11 November 2013

Tony George with his Model T Ford outside Morrison's supermarket in Dagenham selling poppies for the British Legion

Tony George with his Model T Ford outside Morrison's supermarket in Dagenham selling poppies for the British Legion


A poppy seller who operates out of a Ford Model T car was back on Dagenham’s streets last week.

Tony George, 57, of Bennetts Castle Lane, took up residence outside Morrisons’ Becontree Heath store to do his bit for the poppy appeal.

This is the fourth year he has parked up at the supermarket in the 1920s vehicle, which is identical to the Model Ts used as ambulance cars in the First World War.

For his first two years as a poppy seller Tony, who estimates he has raised between £600 and £800 this year, rocked up in a Second World War truck.

He said: “This year has been quite average, but good. It is nice to show people what the blokes did in World War One and what vehicles were like in those years.

“I will carry on for as long as the Model T keeps going.”

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