Dorset and the Sea

The Tub Man

Cigarette card - The Tub Man

The Tub Man

Cigarette card produced for Ogden’s cigarettes in 1932.  Tub men were used to carry contraband inland.  Depending on how strong they were they might carry two or more tubs, each containing about four gallons, for about 8 – 10 miles.

© Private Collection.  The card can be seen in H.M. Customs and Excise Museum, Merseyside.