THE caption on the back of this black and white photograph, taken by the late Tom Faulkner of Settle, says simply 'Settle NHS ambulance in the early 1950s in a remote spot (Penyghent).

The ambulance is parked up on the Pennine Way, in-between Penyghent and Fountains Fell.

For fans of classic vehicles, it is a Daimler DC27 - the first purpose-built ambulance of the post-war era, and specially designed to meet the needs of London County Council’s ambulance service.

The floor was low, for the ease of the crews, and a set of steps automatically unfolded as soon as the rear door was opened.

The ambulances had a top speed of 60mph and managed just eight and a half miles per gallon. Production of the vehicles ceased in 1953, although the ambulances continued to be used until 1964.

Tom Faulkner, an inspector on Pennine Buses, was a Settle-based photographer who took pictures of people and events in and around North Craven in the 1950s and 1960s.

Last year, an exhibition of his work, focusing on his photographs of the Queen's Coronation celebrations in 1953, took place at The Folly Museum.

It was the culmination of a two year project by arts charity, Settle Stories.

Attempts to recreate Tom's photograph is not as easy as it might seem - the lenses on modern smartphones are not quite the same.