Croydon Corporation steam road roller in Frant Road, Thornton Heath. This engine was an Aveling & Porter 'R16' type of engine built in 1886 and is seen here with fleet number SR 600 and licence plate BY 2185.
Brigstock Road is to the left in this shot and it's interesting to note that the roller is in steam and there are two council employees present. There are two bicycles in this shot but neither of them was mine.
This engine has survived and is in the custodianship of The Science Museum.
[Photo taken by Mike Morant]