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More from the Kelvin Hall in 1971
- Seddon, so where's Atkinson
- Mercedes 406D
- Endearingly basic Commer Walk Thru
- Volvo F89
- D Series. Yours for a chassis price of £1896
A Scottish show in 1971
(can't say where but most vehicles are liveried up for Scottish operators. Thanks to everybody that told me it is the Kelvin Hall)
- Volvo F86
- An Argyle. I presume that's meant to Scottish flag.
- Guy Big J4T for the Post Office
- Scammell Crusader looks very thin or is it just tall?
- AEC Marshall.
A "Bedford Spectacular"
More like a collection of Bedford oddballs from 1971...
- Pretty livestock body on a CF
- A CF mini-artic
- Ungainly looking 6x2 conversion
- A concept on its way out
- A concept on its way in.
It's a Bank Holiday (public holdiay) in the UK so here's a holdiay from truck pictures
- Lincoln bombers from RAF staion Wyton, 1949
- Track renewals, Watford tunnel, 1948
- Samson floating crane, London 1964
- WRNS learning aircraft maintenance at Stafford, 1943
- "New Motorcycle Orleans", Paris show, 1928
- Airspeed Ambassador, Heathrow, April 1952
- Comet 1 with the fatal square windows, also Heathrow '52
- A Mr S Moss takes delivery of his caravan with a full head of hair
- Jaguar MkII, Brands Hatch, 1963
- Austin A95 prepared for the Monte Carlo by Abingdon
- London's Southbank Heliport
- Concorde roll-out, 1971
- (Most of the following aerial reconnaisance pictures are dated 1918 so assume all are this date.)
- Salisbury Cathedral
- London from Roehampton with barage balloons up
- Harlaxton Hall near Grantham
- Harlaxton village
- Is this Cambridge?
- Aldwych, London
More oddments from the '60s..
- Val de Travers Bedford S
- Used on road repairs
- 1 ton(?) Commer chassis cab
- Larger Commer within range of London Transport(B489 heading towards Dunstable which becomes Tring Road Dunstable.The pub in the background is the Travellers Rest. The London Transport bus stop is for Whipsnade Zoo)
- So where's this? Exiting West Street for the High Street.(A5 Watling Street in the centre of Dunstable. Thanks for both identifications to Richard Roberts-Collins )
Miscellaneous pictures from the '50s & '60s
- Commer for Put U Up
- Commer van of delivering dealer, Ray Powell
- The Runcorn transporter bridge
- Trucks swinging over the Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal
- The new bridge that will replace the transporter bridge
AEC 'Dumptruk' (that's their spelling)
- Real rough stuff
- Three men with ties. Must be the testers
- Later to be branded as an Aveling Barford
- Similar vehicle sold as the AEC Bush Tractor
- An earlier AEC dump truck?
Leyland Super Comet test, March 1965
- Nearing the Red Lion in Newburgh
- Still in Newburgh
- On the M6. Let 'er rip!
- The grind up Parbold Hill
- Missed it. Got the Bedford S instead.
- Knutsford Services?
Six veterans from World War 1 period
All scanned from photographic glass plate negatives larger than an A4 sheet...
- Rare one, a Bessemer. American? It has "tire", not "tyre" on its tyre.
- Waring and Gillow Austin
- Leyland and a Napier. Where? Lime Street and Kirkgate are legible and it's Tudor's (Northern)
- GMC ambulance presented by Mrs Dresser whom we must assume is the lady in the picture
- An unbodied GMC
- Another GMC ambulance presented by Sporting Life magazine
AJ Mackaness of Billing in Northamptonshire
- It's nearly all-Austin
- Austin didn't go to this weight so Foden it is
- I want one!August 1951-on A40 GQU4 10-cwt with the louvres in the bonnet. Thanks David Hayward.
- They advertised being potato merchants, but seemed to have a minibus...1951 Northants reg…Austin K8? (K8/CV chassis cab without back?) Thanks David Hayward
- ...and a tipper to shift sand and gravel
Other makes at LDOY Plymouth, 1962
- If this Foden's a tipper it's a clean one
- Plymouth Council driver in his bin waggon
- Bedford, operated by SPD for Birds Eye sounds a modern approach
- Royal Navy Scammell from Devonport
- Tate and Lyle Bedford
Lorry Driver of the Year, Plymouth 1962
- And the most popular make is...
- Shell BP AEC
- Navy AEC doesn't seem to need bumpers
- Being Plymouth, driver mounts Francis Drake mascot on cab roof
More bits & bobs from the '60s
- Rare one to us Brits. Stylish Pegaso
- AEC Mecury and Carrimore car trailer
- Oh dear. Remember the wheezing side valve, three gears and vacuum wipers?
- The Middlesex Hospital's Scammell
- Albion for bulk animal feeds
Hull Docks again in '66
- Older Dodge...
- Newer Dodge
- Morris and Bedford
- The Bedford again...
- ...and the one-year-old Morris with a cab dent
- Douglas Tugmaster shunts
Hull Docks, February '66
- Veteran ex-Army Bedford with fish tubs?
- Remember containers secured to flat-beds with chains?
- Here's an Albion with one.
- Two Fords and an Austin
- Dodge loads what appears to be fish
- Mercedes at the dockside
- That Büssing again
- Unknown type(It's a Scania Vabis. Thanks Mark Graham)
- A more modern Büssing on the harbour bridge
- A Faun(?) on the bridge
More sights of the sixties
- Four in line trailer behind a Dodge LAD
- D Series East Anglian Carriers
- and a Trader
- TK on traditional forecourt
- BMC JC (it's '58 actually but it's still a '60s sight)
Sights of the sixties
- Transit with dangling seat belt. Another sight of the sixties.
- This Transit would be a collectors' item now.
- Guy Big J4T
- An empty M6. No crash barrier in central reservation.
- Guy Warrior Light 8.
Rare ones at the 1983 Brussels Show
- Wartburg pick-up described as protoype only
- I presume it never got beyond that status
- Volga van done on the cheap complete with back doors
- Range Rover van was probably anything but cheap
- Neither would this Citroen conversion have been cheap
Two Americans try the UK market
- First a Kenworth
- Correctly offered with right hand drive
- Looks like a Thomas the Tank Engine story with the Kenworth as the haughty newcomer
- Or you could try a Mack also with right hand drive...
- ...and you change gear with both hands with one arm through the wheel
Scammells in the early '80s
- Army wrecker
- Should still exist somewhere
- Taken between Otley and Tadcaster. Near the bodybuilders?
- The Wiltshire Showman
- This should still exist as well
Deutz offerings in '60s Britain
- 6 wheeler on the usual test route
- Tyre smoke takes a time to clear
- Older looking cab tested a year later in '66
- Anyone recognise this '60s-built Winston Churchill pub?(Church St Dunstable. Thanks Richard Roberts-Collins & David Hayward)
- A serious offering has to have the steering on the correct side
On the southern M1
- Kodak AEC
- Safeway Guy Warrior
- Atkinson tanker
- It's that stretch of the M1 with the pylons
- Does anybody remember Bazonka bridge? (a piece of graffito written on it)
Emptying Hampstead's bins in the '60s
- '50s flats with mid-Victorian
- no limits with communal bins in flats
- The latest style in flats with the still fashionable in background
- Leafy Hampstead. Now, how much would that house have sold for?
- Man in Army despatch rider boots cleans gully
Something different for the Easter holiday
- Euclid grader, Crystal Palace
- Unimog goes ploughing, Motoculture show, France 1954
- Squariel dog 1940 (that's an Ariel Square Four)
- Scott 3 cylinder, 1000cc
- Same again
- Bus goes on continental holdiay, June 1949
- Morris Minor goes too
- Talbot near Hatfield, c1939
- Duke of York pub. Where and does it exist?(Duke of York , Watford Road, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3. David Hayward / The B/W picture shown, looks very much like a pub of the same name, located between Hadley Highstone & Potters Bar on the old Gt. Nth. Rd., A1, but now renumbered A1000. Frank Everett)
- Cock o' the North pub. Where and does it exist?(Cock O' The North, Great North Road, Bel Bar, Hatfield, Herts / This pub did indeed exist (at least during the 40's,'50s and 60's) at Bell Bar, Hatfield and was situated next to "Brunt's Coaches" garage. Frank Everett) (The Cock o' the North is still going strong, and is still a Mac's pub. McMullen's Brewery. Hertford. Thanks Neil Fraser).
- Avro Lincoln, RAF Wyton 1949
- Brave soul goes against the flow on London Bridge, April 1959
- A cold, cold Caterick, January 1943
- The Dutch do what we expect them to do with a frozen canal in 1963
- Alpine Trial, 1954. Daimler Conquest
- Talbot Alpine(acutually it's a Sunbeam Alpine by this date, Talbot having been dropped. Thanks Nina Smith)
- What's this Porsche-like thing?(It's a Denzel, Austrian and VW/Porsche based. Thanks Jacques Deligny)
- ...or this plug-ugly thing on the left(Left: Panhard Junior ,right: Ford Cométe. Thanks Jacques Deligny)
- ...or this better-looking thing. Looks French.(1954, Scaglioni-Panhard. Thanks Jacques Deligny)
More round timber haulage
- Dodge loads Bedford
- Atkinson in same Scottish forest
- AEC Mandator with super-singles drive axle
- Dodge at the docks
- Same again
- AEC Mandator(?)..
- ...photographed at White City, London
- Atkinson ...
- ...unusual wheel arrangement...
- ...part load stays on tractive unit.
- Titled "Albion Road Test". They tested them hard.
Testing a Bedford KM in January 1967
- Smart looking thing
- The old Clearway sign
- Enough of that, lets photograph the traffic. Greenline to Dorking
- Keighley lifts old Leyland
- Flowers Brewery Dennis
Dunfermline's all-Austin fleet in December 1964
(At this time the transport manager may have been Ian Sherrif, later to become editor of Commercial Motor. Thanks Jim Mcilroy)
- FG registration on an Austin FG?
- Just the local letters. They all have it.
- Austin WF tipper
- A fleet of minivans
- And even the 4x4 can be an Austin-badged Gypsy.
'60s vans in London
- Bedford CA in, I think, Knightsbridge
- ...and on the Embankment
- J2 somewhere but it looks London
- J4 of Price's Bakery
- Standard Atlas in Scotwood Street, Finsbury.
Geneva (I think), 1964
- Saurer 50F K(Oh no it's not. It's a 5DF K. Thanks Pieter Groenendyk)
- Meili Multimobil, 6x6 artic looks interesting but ever heard of one?
- Volvo on the up.
- Graf and Stift painted like a WW1 cruiser. On the way down.
- AEC, typically with local body. On the way down soon.
Harfoot's Fodens, Barry, South Wales 1965
- Start nice and clean
- The joys of the pit
- Lovely stuff, packed full of carbon
- The usual de-railed and abandoned railway wagon
- Who would dig coal when you could drive this?
- Now wash your feet
Scottish newspaper distribution, Dec '65
- More aircraft. Unloading from a Vickers Vanguard.
- Loading a BMC FG.
- Delivering to JL Robertson in light snow.
- No snow outside W.Stark's.
- An FG again.
Viscount proving flight to Athens, 1950
- Kerosene please, not petrol
- Keep the petrol for the thing behind
- Is it a Studabaker?(I think it’s a Chevrolet from 1948-1950. U. Nielsen)
- Sorry, no trucks but it has a Spirit of the Age feel
- Turbines over the Alps
A truck miscellany
- Shell Famous Hills. Offley Hill near Luton, March 1939
- Logging, Knaresborugh, March 1951
- Looks very home-made
- International, August 1944
- Don't back up any more!
Quebec, June 1957
(Corrections thanks to Andrzej Bakowski and others now)
- It's badged as Canada. Isn't it a Mack?(Leyland Canada made by Cancar, probably Bisons)
- Wrecker of same make
- Leyland Comets
- Locals but what?(White 3000s)
- More British stuff. An Austin(Oops! I think it's a Jowett Javelin thanks to Ray Matthews. Sombody else thinks I was right at Austin. Any more opinions?)
- Nun trys to batter her way into bus.(Lorry is a White. Nina Smith)
- The Forestry Commission have a play....
- ....with a home-brewed Land Rover special
- From 1967...
- ...a Dodge
- One-off special cabbed thing?(Andrzej Bakowski suggests Bedford TK)
- Anyone know what it is? (or was)
20 different pictures at Christmas
- Weird motorbike....
- ....6 day trial, Czechoslovakia, 1963....
- ....great bird-puller though.
- Picnic, probably early '50s.
- The prototype London Routemaster bus.
- Fill 'er up!
- Blitzkrieg Scramble to be held 13 May 1940. The real thing had just started in France on 10 May.
- Lancastrian passenger aircraft in the snow, January 1945.
- You ain't nothing but a Hound Dog.
- Skoda Octavia factory...
- ...with political notice informing you are happy?
- Some comrades were more equal than others and got a Tatra.
- PLUTO. Pipe Line Under the Ocean to Normandy, 1945.
- Waggon & Horses saloon bar, 1949.
- Waggon & Horses lounge bar, 1949.
- Has its time come? Electric Fiat 500.
- Olympic torch, 1949.
- The road to Margate.
- Beer on draught, August 1940.
- Your web author learnt to drive in a Rapier. He didn't find this under the bonnet.
- Hawthorn, near the end of his life, presents Moss with a prize.
A Douglas and an Austin
- Civilian Douglas plays off road
- It looks AEC....
- ...but AEC already made an excellent 6x6
- Meanwhile, the Army stay on the tarmac
- Never seen one so they either didn't buy many...
- ...or they were very quickly gone.
Rarest of the rare? A Leyland 90
- Have you ever seen one?
- Even the kids look surprised to see it.
- It's looks a right lash-up...
- ...from spare bits and pieces.
- Mini registration 1747 D. Where's that from?(thanks to all those that told me it was Kent)
Royal Albert Dock, London, 1955
- Break bulk cargo...
- ...everything goes on in small pieces.
- Dock road pub. Name not legible
- The building is Duncan Wallet & Co. Where is it?
- The queue for the quay?
- A real utility. International Harvester Scout
- Ulster Breweries set out..
- ...and deliver
- ...what's the point of this?
- Perry Ford
- No trucks. Curry's cycle shop takes a bomb.
- Bedford ex machina
- Jeep ex machina (name dropping. Montgomery on far right)
- Bedford Scammell, late '30s(anybody know where this is?)
- Austin K3 playing casevac
- "This gate hangs high & hinders none. Fill up here & travel on" Gretna Green, late '30s.
A 1954 Dodge road test
- A familar route through Eton & Windsor
- Queen Vic does some point duty
- In Windsor Great Park?
- Eton School?
An electric Leyland Terrier in 1983
- Some ideas never seem to succeed...
- ..but keep coming back for another go.
- As usual, bought by a local council.
- They can afford to play these games as it's not their own money they're risking.
More from Coventry in '66
Deliveries at Coventry's very '60s shopping precinct, 1966
- An old favourite, a BRS parcel van
- Period pieces: a TK and a beehive hair-do
- British Railways deliver a complete wagon-load of Persil
- Pies and potatoes
- "Unloading Bay. No Parking".
The view from the Holborn Viaduct, October 1966
- bomb sites still untouched after over 20 years
- Another LAD cabbed lorry appears
- and another LAD
- A long-gone railways activity
- A still-present activity
More from the 1961 LDOY at Portsmouth
- Chapmans appear in a Commer...
- ...and an A30 van
- Early Bedford CA....
- ...and more modern.(do you remember the front bumper always seemed to rattle on them?)
- Birds Eye Bedford
Lorry Driver of the Year, Portsmouth 1961
- 4x4 mixer for delivering concrete to a sea of mud
- Mr Therm brings a rather long mobile showroom
- Ancient army for 1961
- Modern navy. An RN RL
- Almost as ancient Post Office Morris
A trip to France in the '60s
- A Scania?
- "Never 'eard of 'em".
- Watch out! This lot drive on the wrong side.
- A proper lorry.
- It's not so queer after all. Here's another proper lorry.
Gloucestershire Highways Department
- LAD Leyland tipper
- Scammell Highwayman (?)
- Leyland Comet
- Morris J2
- Minor van push starts the digger.
Don't park your wagon in this lot....
- Austin K5 meets its end
- K5s were obviously up for disposal
- So was this Ford(?) radio wagon
- What they did to them
- I wouldn't feel safe in that Vanguard pickup.
Skip wagons in the late ' 60s
- Bedford in the midst of it all
- D plate Commer
- Lifting (?) the skip from the pit
- Why the pit? Easy loading?
At Southern Counties Auctions
- Every one a little belter...
- One careful owner....and some careless ones
- Lovely Austin...crane not included
- Just needs side lights....Oh all right, and a set of new boots.
- What a tidy S Type Bedford
- And an equally tidy Ford van.
More trucks from the year of R
(locations identified by Ray Burney with thanks)
- That Fiat again on Arundel Street, Glossop
- The Mercedes could also be near Glossop(Glossop and Hayfield on the A624.)
- An AEC or Leyland?(Hayfield before the By-pass was built.}
- Seddon(Hayfield before the By-pass was built.}
- AEC(Hayfield before the By-pass was built.}
Trucks from the year of R (for you foreign Johnnies, it refers to a letter in the number plate)
- Never mind the F88. Look at the sideboards, the shirt, the flares!
- Fiat in unidentified photogenic spot(A57 leaving Glossop towards the Snake Pass, next to Glossop Golf course)
- Who finds out what the limit is and rolls it?
- Mercedes on Stockport Road and it looks enough like Manchester(Levenshulme/Longsight heading towards Manchester)
- Same Mercedes but no clues to this web author as to where.(heading out of Stockport on The A6, again heading towards Manchester. )
Who needs stripes with trucks like these?
Those without stripes at the 1982 show
- 4x4 Freight Rover Sherpa
- Freight Rover Sherpa Luton
- Mercedes 1113 despite their efforts on other exhibits
- Dodge 50 series
- Dodge G16. No longer a popular body type. Was it residual values that did it?
Scotland in the '60s
- Scottish Pulp Mills, Fort William
- Dodge collects from the docks...
- ...and unloads
- AEC unloads
- Bedford delivers some macadam
More from the 1965 LDOY at Ruislip
Lorry Driver of the Year (LDOY) at Ruislip 1965
The last of the 1982 stripes
- Bedford TL2440
- Volvo F12
- Mercedes in loops again
- Renault make it look like a Union Flag
- TJ all fits on the door. Bedford had some good stylists.
Those stripes go on an on at the '82 show
- Subdued effort on Toyota Hilux
- Marina/Ital/Morris 575 trying hard to be noticed
- Mercedes 210 sends them up the A post
- Not much room for anything else on the Transit minibus
- All horizontal on the Fiat
More stripes from the 1982 Show
- Stripes are a tight squeeze on a Mitsubishi Pajero
- Renault share the same theme with Bedford
- But it doesn't fit on the luton
- Scania keeps them horizontal
- Mercedes 1633 has them doubling back
A short history of stripes from the 1982 Commercial Motor Show
- Classic period stripes on a Bedford CF that kick up at the rear.
- Everything in sight's got stripes, even the stand decoration.
- It's a bit hard on a chassis-cab.
- Zeta keeps its stripes on the door.
- Daf puts them on the front & side, up and down.
Army Driving Championships, 1956
- First checks the engine's been polished
- Then see if it's all in a straight line
- Old and simple Bedfords
- New and simple Fords
- New and complicated Humbers
Lorry Driver of the Year, Kidlington 1956
- Tate & Lyle AEC
- Two more AECs...
- Very similar but bodies don't look strong enough for tippers.
- BRS enter one Morris Commercial and four Standard Vanguards.(of course it isn't. It's a Leyland. Thanks Nina Smith)
- Are those on top really safe?
The last of those Paris in '64 pictures
More from Paris in '64
The 1964 Paris Show
- Mack with what must be a French cab
- Bernard Mack
- Need to be noticed but not necessarily admired?
- 6x6 Henschel
- Classic Volvo
Trucks at Silverstone racing circuit, April 1954
- GPO 3, a Morris Commercial Leader...
- ...It's only a mobile phone.
- Snazzy Mobiloil K8 Austin.
- Imagine this now. A bar selling booze in the pits.
- Esso portable petrol station.
- A1 registraiton plate.I saw this number on a Princess 2200 in the late '70s. I was told Dunlop owned it so who has it now?
Karrier Bantam road test
- Measuring every drop
- The open road
- Rush hour
- Sidevalve power house
- Historic object. It's the haystack I mean.
The Newold Transport Co, London
- ex-Army Bedford & London Trolley bus
- Contemporay design, as it was called on the old Bedford
- Ford Thames, Bedford and very London-looking flats
- And shot of REDeX? Nothing changed when we stopped using it.
- 1957 on the calendar and the obligatory miniature tyre ashtray
A mixed bag of tippers
- Bedford TJ
- You can get arrested for this now
- BMC FF must have been good with a bad cab
- About 3 or 4 firms offered cab swaps
- County Trader
- Brakes work too
Testing a Karrier/Yorkshire gully sucker
- The editorial Minx hides in the bushes
- What are they up to?(filling the tank with washing water. Thanks Bill Aldridge)
- This is a bit more obvious
- Only 20mph?
- Looks like there's a good reason for this limit!
Testing a Commer two stroke
- Weight it first
- It's embarrassing not being able to find the bonnet catch
- Succombs Hill in Surrey. No heavy motor cars but a truck's alright.
- Now that must be a slow motorbike
- But could an AA patrolman fix a two stroke diesel?
Out with a Thornycroft Swift
- Blackbushe airport in happier days...
- ...there isn't even a fence. Just walk right in.
- "I heard it fall off about here".
- At the Basingstoke AA box.
Aberthaw Cement Co
- Dodge tips to railway wagons
- It's only a short trip. Why not drive in directly?
- Posed maintenance shot
- Loading a Commer
- When men were men and cement bags weighed 50kgs. And retired early with bad backs.
Charrington's coal delivery
- A lost world...
- ..coal from railway mineral wagons
- Choose your favourite
- Loading a pair of Deniss (Hmm, that plural doesn't look right)
- An anvil in the workshops. Imagine that now.
A Commer Pickup
- Easy cross-country in the dry
- Where 4x4s now go
- Is that chalk or snow or both?
- I can remember my father complaining about the roads...
- ..."Far too much traffic these days".
Fred Hardy, Grange Moor near Wakefield
- AEC loads coal....
- ...and then tips it.
- Thorneycroft leaves the corporate HQ
- Two Thorneycrofts load coal
- Uusual cabs look similar. Who made these?
Borough of Southall Fleet
- Karrier tipping
- Two S&Ds
- Recycling's not new
- Loading agregate
- No badge because it's not an AEC? Is is an Albion?(yes, it's a KL127 thanks Bernard Shaw)
Transport around Coventry
- AC&S Green's Leyland
- Motor Packing Co Bedford S type
- VJ Pike's Atkinson
- Motor Packing Co. loads a BRS wagon
- Bikes and BRS vehicles
Henry Joyner's vehicles
- Dodge, still common enough in Bangladesh 10 years ago.
- Very new looking Ford Thames
- Wouldn't you just like to rummage through this lot?
- It's hard to believe now, that this sort of rebuild was normal.
- Austin K6 but not Joyner's.
Sheffield & District Gas Company, late '40s
- Nice new Dennis Paxes (is that the correct plural or is it Paxi?)
- Filthy work with a coke waggon
- Morris Commercial with tram above
- More soot and muck with a Sentinel
- Bedford ( I think) with tram above again(I think wrong. Austin K. Thanks Bernard Shaw)
Heavy haulage AEC
- A bit of everything
- Man on trailer looks grumpy. Maybe he wasn't allowed to drive
- Past the Hut Hotel at Wisley
- Leaving the Hogg's Back and dropping down to Guildford
- Probably somewhere in Surrey...before it was all built on
Fruit and veg market in Brum
- Birmingham fruit & veg market...
- Ford Thames, Leyland Comet...
- ...hand carts
- Loading potatoes
Your help please
Where are these places? Send me an e-mail to
- No idea. Ann Taplin was the licensee.The Fleece at Bretforton in Worcestershire. Alan Bunting.
- Is it Epping?No. is or used to to called The Royal Forest Hotel and is located in Rangers Road, Chingford. Ray Knott.
- Braintree, Felixhall? Is the pump there now?
- Nameless gin palace. Berkeley?Berkeley Arms Hotel, Cranford, Middlesex, on the north side of the A4 Great West Road, a mile or so east of London Airport as would become. David Hayward & Mark Graham.
- Northern I would say..
- Near Eastbourne. Starts something like Roben......
- The Lambert Arms. No charabancs.(The Lambert Arms pub is near Postcombe on the old A40 looking towards London, it is just off J6 of the M40. Although it has had a lot of building work on and around the building ,quite a posh looking pub/hotel now. Nigel Lamport)
- No idea.
- Chatham?No, it's Rochester. Heather Kavenagh
- Brigand Arms, Wales. Which one?The Brigands Inn at Mallwyd nr. Machynlleth, Powys. Gerald Mills.
- Near East Horsley, pre-1914
- Nürnburg?No. it's München. Thanks Daniel Hentke.
- Could be Selbourne of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selbourne.
- London? But where?essex st wc2 looking south throught arch towards the river thames. Mike Baker
- London? But where?
- London? But where?Lincolns Inn Fields (Land Registry HQ on the right) looking at the Gate into New Square, Lincolns Inn with Old Square behind the hall to the left. London WC2! David Hayward.
- London? But where?Found it myself by chance. Savoy Chapel, just off the Strand in London.
- No idea again.
Something different on Christmas Day
- Festival of Britain site. Skylon, Shot Tower and a dome.
- International Six Days Trial, Dolomites, 1931
- ISDT again in 1931
- Unknown motorcycle trial, near Monte Carlo c1914
- What is now the A303 with Stonehenge on horizon. 1921
- Probably the A303 again.
- Parliament Square c1930
- American Kaiser
- Oslo to Rotterdam. So what? 3 wheels nearing winter I suppose.
- Vauxhall Victor
- Liverpool's Pier Head, 1958
Out with a BMC 701 FE
- With a nice Austin pickup
- Looks like high summer
- Wibbly wobbly house, Castle Green. But where please?("I think the photo is on the old A452 in Kenilworth taken on the road from Balsall Common on a sharp left hand bend just before the castle on the right".Thanks Geoff Jones.)
- Roadside church give a clue?
- Is it in Warwickshire?
British Railways BMC FGs
- A familiar sight of the 60s & 70s...
- ...but the thruppeny-bit cab was an odd looking thing.(thruppeny-bit was an twelve-sided British coin until 1971)
- Not a stunning offer. Full load, next day, main centres in region only.
A Guy Wolf
- Chassis-cab with MkV Jag in background
- Old hill, Tettenhall. Have they built a new one?
- North Gate, Bridgenorth
- Bridgenorth...through gate except Saturday please
- Shropshire country still with telegraph poles
N Francis parcel deliveries
- Ford Thames delivers to...
- ...the cycle shop
- Mystery vehicle, probably London bus passing.(It's a London trolleybus & a Dennis Stork)
- Telephone exchange is HOU so probably Hounslow.(Busch Corner, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex)
Thanks for details to Bill Aldride and David Hayward
In London with a 400e Ford, December 1957....(Thanks for the correction Rob Brobin. I was only 100 out!)
Around Tring with a Commer two stroke
- Strange looking building for Britain or anywhere else for that matter
- Could be White Cloud Farm, TringYes it is.
- Same place
- Fordson loads sack marked London North Eastern Railway
- Maybe near AylesburyBrook St, Tring. Thanks Richard Roberts-Collins
A brand new Walker Crane
- In British Railways livery.
- At Blackpool North station.
- Never so shiny again.
- Funny fuel tank position.
- Looks like an accident waiting to happen in yard work.
A Leyland Comet and AEC tankers
- The familiar Parbold Hill
- A canal bridge. Where please?(crossing the Leeds and Liverpool on the Mill Lane bridge in Parbold village. Thanks Paul Burke)
- Berk Chemicals AEC
- Harold Wood AEC
- Same again
Midlands Electricity Board
- The fleet's in
- BMC FF tractor with pole trailer
- What are they doing to those CA shells?
- Unidentified, being Midlands, probably BMC
- A relatively unmodified Land Rover.
Days out with concrete blocks
- Off out with an AEC load of concrete
- Probably near Southall but where exactly?(West. St. in Dunstable, the wagon having just crossed the Watling St (A5) Thanks Frank Cheevers.
- Hello, they've bogged it in.
- Some years earlier, a Rutland-load of concrete.
- In Cheshire, near Northwich
- A man can never have too many cab doors.
- Guy tanker for Mobiloil
- Overloaded coal wagon passes police bike with impunity
- Commer tipper for Hannibal Movements
- Armour Star Atkinson with left hand drive
- Guinness AEC
Transport at Heathrow (London's airport) December 1965
- Ford minibus and Guy
- An open vehicle, in December too
- Wooden boxes...no igloos (air freight containers)
- Kodak Bedford
- A collection of the usual 60s stuff
Mystery shops delivery yard (near London? Opinions seems to say it's Welwyn) Oh no it's not
It's Harlow New Town. Thanks Richard Heath.
- Anybody know it? The bus look London and it's an 803 route
- Rileys are popular here. A 1.5 and a pre-war model.
- Very popular here, an RM model
- Birds Eye near the Woolies loading bay
- Very 1960s. Not our finest hour for architecture.
Truck show in Germany
A mixed bunch
- Sainsbury's Bedfords...
- Shop, not home delivery
- Commer advertises Exide
- Bedford at an agricultural show
- Ford stand a the same show
Market gardeners' transport around Worcester
BMC thill the press with a little motor show
- A Morris poses as an Austin with obligatory drip tray
- A short vehicle for long things
- Kennex Roadmaster coach
- Oh the luxury. Oh the decadence!
- More mundane. A shop with drip tray.
Quarry work in Northamptonshire
- Ford Thames only?
- Looks like short trip quarry work....
- ...with rather small vehicles....
- ...in surprisingly clean...
- ...and damage-free condition.
More from the frozen north
- Below the snow line
- It still looks bitterly cold
- The Seddon and the Elk
- In the snow....
- ...on the bleak moors.
By AEC to the frozen north
- A Benskins pub....
- ...are they north of Watford yet?
- Cheek! Bear's Head near Sanbach. Foden & ERF land.
- Tunnel entrance, Liverpool
- If I'm not mistaken, this is Rochdale.
- Moorland maybe north of Rochdale.
- Bedford outside the factory...
- ...and in Luton?
- Leyland LAD tipper with odd body....
- ....but it didn't seem to catch on.
- Loading the old way...
- ...and with a Neal Lorry Loader
More playing with a Land Rover prototype(?)
- The party spirit
- Wooden blocks on bonnet mean prototype (I think)
- "Goanywhere". With assistance.
- So where were these shots taken?
- Welsh borders?
Playing with a series 1 Land Rover at FVRDE (Fighting Vehicle Research & Development Establishment)
Leyland Super Beaver test
- The grind up Parbold Hill
- Told you so
- The Longton by-pass?
- Off to the moors(The shot title "off to the moors" is on the A675 Preston to Bolton road. The lorry is heading south between Abbey Village and Belmont. The reservoir shot is at the top of the hill just before entering Belmont village, and I think it is called the Rivington reservoir. Thanks Chris Gardner)
- Resevoir with sailing club. Anyone know which one?
A day out with a Scammell Highwayman
- The Saracen's Head. "Patronized by Royalty". Watch out for Chinhooks.
- Watford town hall(thanks for the correction)
- Where is this anybody?(A40 at West Wycombe )
- Look out skipper! There's a Messerschmiditt on your tail.(A412 at Croxley Green)
- At the factory
Thanks everybody for the corrections
A Sentinel on the Horseshoe Pass...
Dodging off to Italy in February 1963
- Parked up for the night but where?
- Northern Italy
- But this could be Austria
- Right hand drive OM. What a sensible foreign johnny
- Onion-dome church should mean Austria
- Snow plough at the German border
tractors and machinery dealers...
- Well-laden Commer van
- Remember everthing as smaller when you were young? It actually was.
- Lovely little Austin pick up
- Land Rover for reaching stranded tractors
- Remember those vacuum wipers that stopped when you accelerated?
A Dodge for the day in Hampshire
- H Corrick of Southampton
- Past the old thatch of Hampshire
- On the A3057...
- ...to Stockbridge most probably
- To building sites..but where?
Brazils' Sausages fleet
- First pick up the meat from Smithfields
- Deliver by Trojan
- Zoom in detail...they didn't mess about in those days
- More Trojan
- Thames delivers in London...
- ...or you could watch "How to Rob a Bank" at the Rex
Some more from the Whitchard's fleet
- The Morris Commercial that delivered the tractor below
- A mixed fleet of Bedford...
- ...more Morris...
- ...and even more Morris
Whitchard's fleet from Alresford in 1955
- Snazzy Seddon
- But what a load of junk on it.
- Unloading a small tractor thing....
- ...obey the 'ealth 'n safety rules...
- ...and hang on to it.
Milk floats and such objects
- The biggest dogs' windows for the fastest milkman
- Rudimentary seating in one Harbilt
- Doors for long-distance work in another
- Based on a BMC FG?
- Something with real style
Testing an ERF
- At the village of Mow Cop, Staffordshire
- The Railway Inn....
- ...later more aptly re-named the Cheshire View
- A popular 1 in 3.5 test hill
- A time when real men smoked and real factories smoked
Cleansing Service, Southampton
- Off for another day in the honey cart
- If you fall in, you're not riding in the cab
- Catch every precious drop
- These caravaners should do this for themselves
- After years of loyal service, you're promoted to the gully sucker
It pays to shop at Baylis
- Tesco just deliver your order....
- Baylis deliver the whole store....
- Apricots 2/6d
- Another satisfied customer
- Not Baylis but Walls. Family Brick 1/6d, Gaytime Tub 6d
A Scarab in Harrow
(or where is it really? Byron telephone exchange...shop says it's Harrow School stores)
- For long trips, wind the spring up fully
- Check load security from the comfort of your cab
- Did you say comfort?
- The local school
- and not a hoodie in sight
More thrilling pictures of early M1 expeditions
- Past Watney's Archway Tavern in north London
- AEC joins M1 at Hendon
- Followed by the Bedford
- "I think this motorway thing's a waste of money...
- ...it just doesn't seem as though it's going to be very popular".
An AEC & Bedford tested on the new M1 motorway
- Preparing the AEC
- The test fleet 1
- The test fleet 2
- AEC exits via the entrance
- At Highgate Hill, north London
More exciting pictures next week!
An AEC from Birmingham to South Wales...(locations from Andrzej & Greame)
- Great Charles Street so probably Birmingham
- In between, 11 miles from Ross
- So where's this?(Hall of Memory, Broad St)
- and this?(Brum Town Hall)
- and this?(St Martin's Church)
An Albion in Windsor
(see above "A Scarab in Harrow". Where is it really?)
- With a Carrimore trailer
- No flag so the king's out
- Up the narrow street past the hairdressers...
- ...and sharp right
- By the South Western Hotel
- 5mph on bridge. Probably best speed you can make now.
Another round of Ansells
- "Licensed Compounder" it says. What's one of those?
- Rare one. An LD flatbed.
- Beer by Comet.
- Tanker shunting.
- Any volunteers to get in the tank to clean it?
Seddon six-wheeler test
- Broadway? Chadderton?
- Mills, mills, mills.
- Broadway again? Near Ferranti?
- Onto the Pennines.
- Nicely posed shot
Judkins of Nuneaton
- Austin K6 for heavy quarry work
- Smaller ones for deliveries
- Austin loading in the quarry
- Fords ancient....
- ...and modern
Lew Ways steel tube products
- An all-Ford fleet
- Tube products so make you own loading contraption
- Trader using the contraption
- Fords of all sizes
- How the Ford hot-rod was invented
Moving cotton goods in Mancheser
- Nearby Oldham dominated the spinning....
- weaving was a bit to the north....
- ...hence this Dennis(?) from Nelson....No it's a Vulcan. Thanks Tony G
- ...so what did Manchester do?
- Was it finished goods?
Ansells Brewery Birmingham
- As it's Birmingham, it's an Austin
- From the enemy down the road! It's a Morris!
- A little better, it's a Leyland.
- Back to normality, an Austin.
- And another
Still more from 1958
More 1958 Earls Court stuff
- Marshall bodied BMC LD
- "Look younger...live longer". Is there a guarantee?
- Commer tipper
- Bantam meat box
- Maudslay tin-front. Ever seen one?
The 1958 Earls Court show in London
- AEC dumper
- Thames Trader
- Seddon car transporter
- Morris for QC wines. Remember them?
- LD with Marshall body
More from the Coventry LDOY, 1958
- Birds Eye. Where's the chiller unit?
- Garon's LD
- Austin Three Way backs into Alvis
- Army wins the Vintage Vehicle Prize
- Post Office telephone when still dark green
Lorry driver of the year(LDOY), Coventry 1958
- Tingling Fresh Ford
- "Say when mate".
- Mr Croad's Austin
- From Southend to all-over except Ireland
- And at maximum outreach, the crane can just manage a bag of sweeties?
Ambulances in the north
- A Cumbria Daimler(?) drops someone off in the country
- Durham County Bedford
- Morris Commercial from Cumbria
- A Durham Bedord again...
- ...complete with bell and foglight
Timothy Whites the chemists, Aldershot
- The British Rail trailer advertises Portsmouth for 7/6
- Bedford recovery
- Mixed fleet...Thornycroft
- ...Bedford and BMC
- Delivering in probably Aldershot
- A lonesome BMC
- Rare one. A double-drive Trader
- Another rare one. Registration 8119 E
- This one looks brand new and unused
- That man on the left is smoking at work. Arrest him!
A Seddon above Oldham
- Leaving Oldham
- Oldham as it was...coal fired
- Trolley bus cables, probably Chadderton
- Buses belonged to Manchester
- A bleak looking spot on the way to Delph
- Climbing out on to Delph
Building the M1 motorway with a Dodge
- A cold and frosty morning
- Where now traffic thunders...or crawls
- Dodge Brothers....how very formal
- Land Rover and Bedford A
- Did we really use such small trucks on such a big job?
An Austin with Laminaire springs
- Who and what were Laminaire anyway?
- Looks like the military trials track....
- Fighting Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (FVRDE)
- why test it here?
- the flying A
- someone's having fun
A Seddon in 1953
- Why '53? See those decorations on the gable end
- The climb to the pennines
- Don't publish this!
- Grains Road and the Bull's Head in Delph I guess
- Off to Halifax
The Proctor Diesel
- Chearless and cold....
- ...that sums up the post-war period
- Cab offers few comforts...
- ..unless the engine was nice and hot
- Odd one out. A Bedford for BRS
More from Southend
- Dustbin projector for Hemsworth
- Karrier gulley sucker
- Scammell Scarabs
- Very non-standard Bedford cab
- The small end of the market
Fun and games in Southend
- Leyland Comet with a Gibson Paddle Packer
- Bedford sweeper for Stevenage
- The same again
- Karrier with Johnston contraption
- Complete with seat for second man on the trailer
Kingston Borough Council, March 1939
- Variations on a theme, tractor for bin men....
- ...tractor for waste paper....
- ...a sustainable horse (wait for some council to re-invent this)
- Tractor for tipping
- Ford for roadworks
A wobbly whisky tanker and a cattle van
- When filling up with whisky...
- ...the wobbles can be a problem...
- ...so use stabiliser legs!
- For use only with shetland cattle...
- ...which may have short legs like the ponies.
- Use only in cold weather
Training British Railways drivers
- The record around the simulated M25 is 23hrs 10mins....
- Use many makes....Scammell....
- ...Austin with Harrods electric...
- ...Austin with narrow body or wide axle...
- and Bedford
Two wartime trucks
- ERF and trailer...
- ..in Balfour St London, near the Elephant & Castle
- Scammell to beat the London Low Emission Zone....
- using gas, as it's the truck exhaust that counts...
- ...not the pall of smoke coming out of the trailer with the gas producer
More from Whiteways Cyder
Whiteways Cyder, January 1953
- A largely Guy fleet
- In convoy through Whimple
- ...on, on but where?
- Some Austins
- and an Albion for the seriously dehydrated
City of Leicester Cleansing Dept
- Bantam takes away the pavilion in bits
- Newer Bantam with wheel-driven gritter
- Recycling before we were nagged
- New bins or school meals?
- Remember the "No waiting this side today" signs?
- Karrier gully sucker
The W&C French fleet
- When workshops were more interesting but less efficient
- The overhang special
- Chevrolet I think, not Ford
- Shiny new Ford
- AEC for the workforce
More from the ATS in 1942
- It was a cruel, cruel war for some
- They were forced to drive Wolseleys
- Had to take cover under Humbers
- Learn to eat picnics in woods
- Some collapsed under the strain
with the ATS, April 1942
- Before the days of power steering...
- ...you needed two women to drive a truck
- Rare one. A Bedford, not an Austin ambulance
- Morris Commercial?
- Mount up...we're off!
Bedford CA test
- With another period piece A35
- Bentley's window runs a big promotion on green peas
- A quiet cul de sac, now filled with cars?
- Another quiet road runs down to the Vauxhall factory
- Just for fun, bored assembly workers used to leave a severed hand on the engine.
Still 22 years ago
- MAN looks have aged well
- 6x4 Foden for CM test
- Longs of Leeds Roadtrain
- ERF at a Liverpool junction
- 1971 Kalehurst Atki
Tacho checks a mere 22 years ago
- First the foreign Johnnies...a German
- and a Swede
- Police search for the Bedford's number plate
- BT get pulled
- but the Marathon escapes
Leicester Cleansing Department
- Older style Karrier...
- ...complete with recycling bins
- Rear-loader for the city centre
- Vulcan tips what looks like top-soil
- Karrier tips while bin-man checks for Mars bars
Various bits and pieces
- Something for everyone
- Albion Caledonian on test
- Is that a coachbuilt body on a J type?
- Truckair Fordson
- Leyland Comet road test
- The usual test scenery around Leyland
Hall & Co, December 1947
- AEC with crude cab
- Fordson & AEC
- 2 AECs
- Aircraft, top left. Is it near the embryonic Heathrow?
2 vans, Morris & Mercedes
- Morris JB where Sentinels were photographed
- so is it near Shrewsbury?
- Mercedes near Luton(Outside the Flying Horse pub, Clophill Beds. at the junction of the A507 and the A6 between Bedford and Luton. The road where the van is pictured now only serves as a bus stop and entrance to the pub, the A507 is now at the back of the pub with a roundabout instead of the crossroads which saw a number of nasty accidents. Thanks to Nick Eagle)
- is it a fuel line or a tow rope hanging out of the window?
- Luxury cab
bits & pieces
- Bees Atkinson
- Waring & Gillows Atkinson
- Murphy Bros, Thurmaston
- When drains were heavy & fragile
- JARC Little Horse, £342...
- ...phone Hounslow 0926
The career of an M&P driver
- You start walking
- Then ride with battery power
- On to a JB van
- or an Omnivan
- to a Bedford when you are very big
Boots the Chemists
- Bedford CA...
- ...did they ALL have a rattling front bumper?
- Heavies are Seddons...
- ...as are the mid-weight vans
- High-street distribution with sheeted loads.
Newspaper distribution in Manchester
- Beautiful condition 1940s Dodge for J Whalen
- Thames for the Daily Mail
- Ford van for the Daily Mirror
- A smaller Ford for the Daily Herald...
- ...and a Humber. For the quality broadsheets?
Bath Cleansing Department
- From long, long ago...
- ...when binmen came once a week...
- ...came into your property to collect your bin...
- ...didn't nag or threaten you ...
- ...and even asked you politely to recycle
The varied fleet of Hill & sons, Botley
Wartime bombing salvage in Hyde Park
- Hall & Co Albion with mechanical loader
- Army Bedford with the same
- Hand loading Bedfords
- Want some fancy stonework?
- Or some vehicle parts?
Ucal Medical Products
- Bedford CA with spats for streamlining
- Short wheel-base Trader
- Trader on the strangely high loading dock
- LD delivers
- Austin 3 way
- More Bedfords
Max Robinson Transport, Manchester
- Cheshire Cheese transport from Barnoldswick...
- ...which is in Lancashire.
- Albions for large loads...
- ...rare Thames 6 wheeler for even larger ones
- Sturdy lorry for stodgy school meals. More cheese?
Bass Worthington at Coventry
- Thames Trader unloads....
- ...at the Coventry Cross
- Trader unloads empties at the Brewery
- Comet tanker
- Foden delivers to The Angel
- Fire Rules: Smoking will be permitted in the designated area only when half full of water.
- Smiling ERF driver
- Still smiling
- AEC Mammoth & electric tiddler
- Austin & Scammell at your Servis
Shell BP & Beach of Evesham
- Browns Stores take a delivery from....
- TW Beach of Evesham
- Shell BP Austin on Cheshire farm
- Large, modern stuff....
- ...Bedford S artic
- Commer from the Parks Dept
- Another Commer with a laundry basket
- Tower wagon between Kibblesworth & West Boldon
- Your own motorised wheelie-bin
- Yummy school meals. A 40 gallon drum of baked beans.
Albion Reiver road test
- Rare one now. A long wheel base 6x4
- Perhaps it was needed on handrail hill
- Typical Scottish architecture
- Typical thrifty transport?
- No stopping at the Buchanan Arms
Morris Transport & Shenstone
- "Wrong? I thought OHC meant overhead crankshaft".
- ex-military Commer of Morris Transport Sutton
- Fordson of Shenstone Transport....
- ..of Erdington
- Up-to-date stuff but still Ford
Birmingham Salvage Department
- When in the cattle market, all vehicles must have.....
- Moo bars!
- Brush electric to show they're squeaky clean
- Austin's local so buy Austin
- Even if it means a special cab
Building Earl's Court exhibition building
- a very manual job
- every cement bag man handled
- Bedford tippers
- trucks work where trucks will be displayed
- looking towards Earl's Court tube station
Holes & Davigdor Dairies
- Bedford artic
- Pedestrian electric. Are any still in use?
- The Bedford again
- Clarks seemed to be part of the outfit
- Clarks Morris PV
Home service 60s style
- Now internet shopping brings just what you ordered...
- ...back then, the whole shop came to your door...
- ...limited wine range and poor deli counter though.
- The internet hasn't displaced this.
- Filler, the minivan.
- unidentified van for Solent Line c1930
- Vehicles from....
- ...Brown Brothers....
- ....the motor factors
- 6000 loaves per hour the van claims
More Geneva 1948
Geneva Show, 1948
- Isotta Fraschini
- Renault comes with milk churns
- Any ideas? Very Germanic with air-cooled flat-four and swing-axles.(It's a Tatra. Ferdinand Porsche, the designer of the beetle was an apprentice with Hans Ledwinka, the chief engineer at Tatra and all Tatra cars and trucks have stuck with this system until today. Thanks Peter Krupa)
The last of the Christmas cars
- 1951 Tatra
- 1948 Brandt...
- with a central ailse
- Slab-sided Rovin
- Gatso Aero Coupe with a 3.9L V8
- It's on the Jaguar stand so must be a Jaguar
- On the Bristol stand with BMW 328 style wheels
- The cutest of the cute. A Topolino woodie.
More Christmas cars
- Moskvitsh woodie
- I identified this then lost it. Help anyone.(Gutbrod Superior thanks Pieter Groenendyk)
- Russian Pobeda or Victory
- IFA based on DKW I think
- Saab 92 with the difinitive sun-visor
- DKW but why labelled Donau?(DKW made in Yugoslavia. Thanks Pieter Groenendyk)
- Skoda Roadster. Rather nice.
Christmas variety, cars from the 1948 Paris Salon
- This Bentley is 59 years old!
- A Pininfarina masterpiece
- French Lago Talbot harks back about 10 years
- Jaguar's MkV is a warmed-over late '30s design
- Be noticed, but maybe not admired, in a Lambert
- Now, what's this? French I guess.(Talbot Lago Record with body probably by Pourtout. Thanks Philippe Ollivier, or a Saoutchik on a Talbot says Jacques Deligny G)
The Helsinki Show, 1952
- Not a Seddon but a Reo
- Daf & Sisu
- German & British Fords
- Anyone know what this is?Thank you all who told me it's a Framo
- Tough kids need tough Sisu schoolbuses.
Off for a pub-crawl in a Douglas electric
- It's winter, pray for a not-too-cold day
- then off to Benskins pub No 1...
- ...on to No 2...
- ...then No 3....
- ...and then off home on the wrong side of the road.
Trucks & traffic in the City of London, c1960
- Side valve Pop van, with supporting Ford
- 4x4s in the city even then
- Minivan & Scarab
- BMC vans
- AEC among the cars
The last of the '62 Motor Show
Still at the 1962 Motor Show
- Drinkwater Foden
- another Foden 8 wheeler
- LAD Dodge fridge
- Leyland Octopus gas tank
- Thames walk-in van
Some more from that 1962 Show
- Popular then but never caught on...the driven trailer
- ERF KD(It's an LV. Thanks Peter Davies)
- another LAD Dodge
- still a few PB camper vans around today
- Seddon flat bed
It's the 1962 London CV show
Jensen "oilers" in 1946
- steel in desperately short supply...
- but lots of aluminium from scrap aircraft....
- ...and cancelled aircraft contracts...
- ...so do what Land Rover did...
- ..and use lots of aluminium.
Loading Jeeps into an Avro York, Jan 1944
- Lining up to load
- Carefully up the ramp
- A tight fit
- Add spare wheels
- Tombola drum gets stuck
- Easing a large box in
- Don't look. Not yet passed by the censor.
The 1984 Commercial Motor Show
- Rare one, an Ebro
- Ebro small van sold a bit better
- The bikers' dreamboat....a Zeta
- Leyland's start towards 7.5 tonne dominance
- Ford's last efforts to break into the big stuff
Disconnected bits & pieces
- RAC doing escort? I thought private escorts were a new thing.
- Austin 3 way goes racing
- Evening News vans
- Unidentified washing machine van(Alfa Romeo, Romeo with body by Carrozzeria BONESCHI built for Emerson)
- Lancia "Esagamma" whatever that means(Essa is Greek for 6 followed by the usual Greek alphabet letters. Thanks to Silvio & Sandro for the explanations)
Geneva, just 22 years ago
- The Daf stand
- Volvo CH230 (is it a 6x6?)(No, it's a narrow special for Switzerland and it's 6x2. Thanks Pieter Groenendyk)
- Volvo F12
- 2536 Mercedes
- Scania 112
Manchester Corporation's Annual bin wagon inspection, 1963
- A megaphone to help the mayor keep order
- "If you're that interested, you can come on the next run with me".
- What's that smell?
The Roadless Tractor Company, 1942
The 1981 Scottish Motor Show
- 16.15 Leyland Freighter
- A pair of Seddon 401s
- G20 Dodge for £12,950
- Ford's failed attempt at the tractor market
- Scania's more successful offering
1942 Ingos Rotaped
- Mounted on a Fordson...
- comes as a lozenge...
- ...or a square.
- One for your trailer too
- the pure art of ploughing
Still in Strong Country
- Leyland Lynx loads
- At Southampton docks. Export to the Isle of Wight?
- Supplies for the White Hart
- The quiet roads of Hampshire...as was.
- The Leyland Comet again.
You're in Strong country
Strongs of Romsey...
- Scarab with the malt trailer
- Scarab outside the corporate headquarters
- 2 Albions and a Leyland
- Comet deals with Romsey's traffic
- Comet unloads outside The Horse & Jockey...somewhere
Lancashire Evening Post, fleet variety....to buy copies of these pictures, click here.
- Austin 3 way with windows for news boys?
- Standard Vanguard
- BSA?(Hmm, maybe not. Andy Barton says it's Reliant)
- Morris MO
- and the Pilot cross loads to an A409, 2 miles from Workington
The Lancashire Evening Post fleet from Preston...to buy copies of these pictures, click here
- For the best of drivers....
- with the longest distance...
- ...the V8 Pilot
- at Windermere....
- ...and at Keswick
More veterans from an early '20s show...
- Newton electric from Derby
- P&L intertwined on the hub. Panhard et Levassor probably
- Clayton steam wagon
- Knox, said to be the inventors of the artic
- Austin with Renault-like bonnet...
- ...may have been early X Ray equipment
- Ex RAF(?) Leylands for Warring & Gillow
- What's this trailer for?
Radio company trucks in London
- Believed to be for the Lord Mayor's Show, mid 1930s
- looks like London
- this seems to be Australia House...
- ...& this is Bush House, so is Aldwych
- but didn't London's trams run on conduit pick-ups?
Lough Swilly buses & Co Donegal Railway, 1951
- AEC Regal ...
- ..joined by a much older Leyland
- "Queue here for Buncrana. Keep away from windows" it says
- It's a Walker
- No name on this thing
- Mixed passenger & freight
More Paris - Dakar, 1986
- Get noticed 1, Mercedes
- Get noticed 2, Renault
- Get noticed 3, Citroen
- US, Russian or French?(Dodge T214-WC54 Ambulance 3/4Ton, 4X4 G-502, US Army, 1942-1945. Thanks Hans-Joachim)
- One advert only so not a competitor?
Paris - Dakar, 1986
Aeons before hybrid cars
- ...came the Cleco from Leicester...
- ...no hybrid this...
- ...it's a pure plug-in
- fully ventilated cab
- and a frenetic production line
Still the '62 show
- BMC J4 workbus
- Austin FF roadsweeper for Hampshire CC
- Karrier Bantam in the corner with an odd body
- Albion tipper
- Commer PB bus
The 1962 Commercial Vehicle Show
- Standard 15cwt, £545 with double strenght body!
- Alvis Stalwart. Great looks, fun drive, unreliable
- Commer PB luton not quite as exciting.
- Tweedledum (Austin)...
- ...& Tweedledee (Morris)
A mixed bag
- Out for a day of motorsport in the truck
- Traffic, traffic, traffic at Osterley, west London...
- ...big wide road, so must be the A4....
- ...anyone recognise it?
- A Federal Diesel is unpacked in Manchester
From long, long ago
- Renault show chassis & body but no cab.
- Hallford expired in 1925 so that sort of dates it.
- Selden was seldom heard off.
- Somewhat later, a Mercedes chassis cowl.
- Looks modern. Is it a bus chassis?
The last from the Lorry Driver of the Year
- 8 wheeler Atkinson for Lucozade
- Tate & Lyle Foden
- Leyland Octopus looks dated in this company...
- ...as does this Shell Foden
- Mobil tinfront AEC
- and a Remington Roll a Matic for the winner
More from the Lorry Driver of the Year
- Bring your car bodies...Hillman Minxes...
- MG Midgets?
- or Lotus Elites in the background
- Walls Driver does some moonlighting
- 2 strokes all?(Both Gardners. Thanks Peter Davies)
- and the winner is?
Lorry Driver of the Year, somewhere, sometime
- Every one a joy to drive
- Smiths..."A name with a world of meaning".
- Tate & Lyle Foden among others
- Birds Eye TK looks more like a furniture luton
- There's a Dennis under there.