More from the Kelvin Hall in 1971
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)
A "Bedford Spectacular"
More like a collection of Bedford
oddballs from 1971...
It's a Bank Holiday (public holdiay) in the UK so here's a holdiay from
- Lincoln bombers from RAF staion
- Track renewals, Watford tunnel, 1948
- Samson floating crane, London 1964
- WRNS learning aircraft maintenance at
- "New Motorcycle Orleans",
Paris show, 1928
- Airspeed Ambassador, Heathrow, April
- 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
- Harlaxton Hall near Grantham
- Harlaxton village
- Is this Cambridge?
- Aldwych, London
More oddments from the '60s..
Miscellaneous pictures from the '50s & '60s
AEC 'Dumptruk' (that's their spelling)
Leyland Super Comet test, March 1965
Six veterans from World War 1 period
All scanned from photographic
glass plate negatives larger than an A4 sheet...
AJ Mackaness of Billing in Northamptonshire
Other makes at LDOY Plymouth, 1962
Lorry Driver of the Year, Plymouth 1962
More bits & bobs from the '60s
Hull Docks again in '66
Hull Docks, February '66
More sights of the sixties
Sights of the sixties
Rare ones at the 1983 Brussels Show
Two Americans try the UK market
Scammells in the early '80s
Deutz offerings in '60s Britain
On the southern M1
Emptying Hampstead's bins in the '60s
Something different for the Easter holiday
- Euclid grader, Crystal Palace
- Unimog goes ploughing, Motoculture
show, France 1954
- Squariel dog 1940 (that's an Ariel
- Scott 3 cylinder, 1000cc
- Same again
- Bus goes on continental holdiay, June
- 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
- 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
- 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
- ...or this better-looking thing.
Looks French. (1954, Scaglioni-Panhard. Thanks Jacques Deligny)
More round timber haulage
Testing a Bedford KM in January 1967
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)
'60s vans in London
Geneva (I think), 1964
Harfoot's Fodens, Barry, South Wales 1965
Scottish newspaper distribution, Dec '65
Viscount proving flight to Athens, 1950
A truck miscellany
Quebec, June 1957
(Corrections thanks to Andrzej Bakowski and others now)
20 different pictures at Christmas
- Weird motorbike....
- ....6 day trial, Czechoslovakia,
- ....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
- 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
Rarest of the rare? A Leyland 90
Royal Albert Dock, London, 1955
A 1954 Dodge road test
An electric Leyland Terrier in 1983
More from Coventry in '66
Deliveries at Coventry's very '60s shopping precinct, 1966
The view from the Holborn Viaduct, October 1966
More from the 1961 LDOY at Portsmouth
Lorry Driver of the Year, Portsmouth 1961
A trip to France in the '60s
Gloucestershire Highways Department
Don't park your wagon in this lot....
Skip wagons in the late ' 60s
At Southern Counties Auctions
More trucks from the year of R
(locations identified by Ray Burney
Trucks from the year of R (for you foreign Johnnies, it refers to a
letter in the number plate)
Who needs stripes with trucks like these?
Those without stripes at the 1982 show
Scotland in the '60s
More from the 1965 LDOY at Ruislip
Lorry Driver of the Year (LDOY) at Ruislip 1965
The last of the 1982 stripes
Those stripes go on an on at the '82 show
More stripes from the 1982 Show
A short history of stripes from the 1982 Commercial Motor Show
Army Driving Championships, 1956
Lorry Driver of the Year, Kidlington 1956
The last of those Paris in '64 pictures
More from Paris in '64
The 1964 Paris Show
Trucks at Silverstone racing circuit, April 1954
Karrier Bantam road test
The Newold Transport Co, London
A mixed bag of tippers
Testing a Karrier/Yorkshire gully sucker
Testing a Commer two stroke
Out with a Thornycroft Swift
Aberthaw Cement Co
Charrington's coal delivery
A Commer Pickup
Fred Hardy, Grange Moor near Wakefield
Borough of Southall Fleet
Transport around Coventry
Henry Joyner's vehicles
Sheffield & District Gas Company, late '40s
Heavy haulage AEC
Fruit and veg market in Brum
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.
- Braintree, Felixhall? Is the pump
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Out with a BMC 701 FE
British Railways BMC FGs
A Guy Wolf
N Francis parcel deliveries
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
A brand new Walker Crane
A Leyland Comet and AEC tankers
Midlands Electricity Board
Days out with concrete blocks
Transport at Heathrow (London's airport) December 1965
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.
Truck show in Germany
A mixed bunch
Market gardeners' transport around Worcester
BMC thill the press with a little motor show
Quarry work in Northamptonshire
More from the frozen north
By AEC to the frozen north
More playing with a Land Rover prototype(?)
Playing with a series 1 Land Rover at FVRDE (Fighting Vehicle Research &
Leyland Super Beaver test
A day out with a Scammell Highwayman
Thanks everybody for the corrections
A Sentinel on the Horseshoe Pass...
Dodging off to Italy in February 1963
tractors and machinery dealers...
A Dodge for the day in Hampshire
Brazils' Sausages fleet
Some more from the Whitchard's fleet
Whitchard's fleet from Alresford in 1955
Milk floats and such objects
Testing an ERF
Cleansing Service, Southampton
It pays to shop at Baylis
A Scarab in Harrow
(or where is it really? Byron telephone
exchange...shop says it's Harrow School stores)
More thrilling pictures of early M1 expeditions
An AEC & Bedford tested on the new M1 motorway
More exciting pictures next week!
An AEC from Birmingham to South Wales...(locations from Andrzej &
An Albion in Windsor
(see above "A Scarab in Harrow". Where
is it really?)
Another round of Ansells
Seddon six-wheeler test
Judkins of Nuneaton
Lew Ways steel tube products
Moving cotton goods in Mancheser
Ansells Brewery Birmingham
Still more from 1958
More 1958 Earls Court stuff
The 1958 Earls Court show in London
More from the Coventry LDOY, 1958
Lorry driver of the year(LDOY), Coventry 1958
Ambulances in the north
Timothy Whites the chemists, Aldershot
A Seddon above Oldham
Building the M1 motorway with a Dodge
An Austin with Laminaire springs
A Seddon in 1953
The Proctor Diesel
More from Southend
Fun and games in Southend
Kingston Borough Council, March 1939
A wobbly whisky tanker and a cattle van
Training British Railways drivers
Two wartime trucks
More from Whiteways Cyder
Whiteways Cyder, January 1953
City of Leicester Cleansing Dept
The W&C French fleet
More from the ATS in 1942
with the ATS, April 1942
Bedford CA test
Still 22 years ago
Tacho checks a mere 22 years ago
Leicester Cleansing Department
Various bits and pieces
Hall & Co, December 1947
2 vans, Morris & Mercedes
bits & pieces
The career of an M&P driver
Boots the Chemists
Newspaper distribution in Manchester
Bath Cleansing Department
The varied fleet of Hill & sons, Botley
Wartime bombing salvage in Hyde Park
Ucal Medical Products
Max Robinson Transport, Manchester
Bass Worthington at Coventry
Shell BP & Beach of Evesham
Albion Reiver road test
Morris Transport & Shenstone
Birmingham Salvage Department
Building Earl's Court exhibition building
Holes & Davigdor Dairies
Home service 60s style
More Geneva 1948
Geneva Show, 1948
The last of the Christmas cars
More Christmas cars
Christmas variety, cars from the 1948 Paris Salon
The Helsinki Show, 1952
Off for a pub-crawl in a Douglas electric
Trucks & traffic in the City of London, c1960
The last of the '62 Motor Show
Still at the 1962 Motor Show
Some more from that 1962 Show
It's the 1962 London CV show
Jensen "oilers" in 1946
Loading Jeeps into an Avro York, Jan 1944
The 1984 Commercial Motor Show
Disconnected bits & pieces
Geneva, just 22 years ago
Manchester Corporation's Annual bin wagon inspection, 1963
The Roadless Tractor Company, 1942
The 1981 Scottish Motor Show
1942 Ingos Rotaped
Still in Strong Country
You're in Strong country
Strongs of Romsey...
Lancashire Evening Post, fleet variety....to buy copies of these
The Lancashire Evening Post fleet from Preston...to buy copies of these
More veterans from an early '20s show...
Radio company trucks in London
Lough Swilly buses & Co Donegal Railway, 1951
More Paris - Dakar, 1986
Paris - Dakar, 1986
Aeons before hybrid cars
Still the '62 show
The 1962 Commercial Vehicle Show
A mixed bag
From long, long ago
The last from the Lorry Driver of the Year
More from the Lorry Driver of the Year
Lorry Driver of the Year, somewhere, sometime
Lancashire Petroleum Deliveries