At the side of the hardstanding in front of The Jolly Farmer pub stands a covered wagon of sorts: it appears to be a 'recycled' trolleybus. Along the side beneath the curtained windows reads 'Associated Coal Consumers Ltd. Head Office London WC. We can save you 2/- to 5/- per ton on your coal'. The Associated Coal Consumers Ltd of Oxford St, London, was a coal purchasing combine, originally registered in 1910. On buying a share in the company the advantage of buying coal at a discount was gained (it was claimed to be up to 20%) because it had been purchased in bulk. Perhaps this wagon was a mobile office of sorts. A liquidator was appointed in 1929 and the company was wound up in 1930.
In front of it (across the road) is a glass case noticeboard with 'Thames Valley' written at the top, presumably for timetables. The Thames Valley Traction Company, a bus company, was founded in 1897, and became a limited company in 1920.