Heritage Commercials | July 2002

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Heritage Commercials - July 2002

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Reflections on the HCVS London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Run.

Training for preservation; on with the show at Westbury; day out for child cancer sufferers.

A Life With the ‘Jersey Royals’
Peter Durham photographs a former Jersey farm lorry restored by Denis and Daphne Stone of Glastonbury.

Sandbach Stunners
Jeff Colledge brings a pictorial report from the Sandbach Festival of Transport.

Vintage Winners at Truckfest
This year’s top heritage prize goes to a fine Morris-Commercial dropside.

Its fame is spreading...
The Emergency Services Display at Peterborough’s Truckfest event is growing year by year, writes Glen Ramsden.

Heart of Lakes Lifts the Gloom
David Bowers brings a preliminary report on the successful Heart of the Lakes Vehicle Extravaganza at Penrith.

London to Brighton in Pictures
A photographic look at the top HCVS event, plus full results.

What’s On
Our monthly listing of top heritage commercial events.

Centenary bus run at Warrington; Newbury Land-Rover paradise; Covent Garden transport memories.

Fire Engines in Manchester
Robert Bonner describes some of the fire appliances and other vehicles associated with Manchester’s former Central Fire Station on London Road over its 80 years of working life.

Lorries All My Life
Peter Kelly visits lorry driver and commercial vehicle artist Chris Woodcock.

Cream of the Crop!
Matthew Richardson looks back over many years of change in the dairy industry.

On Location
This month’s superb centre-spread photograph by Peter Durham features Tony Lloyd’s 1936 AEC Mammoth Major.

Readers’ Letters
What a superb postbag Heritage Commercials has! Seven pages of readers’ views, comments and recollections.

Just Like the Good Old Days!
Full buses, regular services...Alan Barnes reports from another highly-successful East Grinstead Vintage Bus Day.

The Book Stops Here!
Barnsley-based librarian Ian Stringer tells about life on the mobile libraries.

Waiting For Your Call!
Peter Durham visits Jason Mills to find out why his Bedford OWST tipper lorry has been restored in the dove grey livery of the former Oakham Coal Company.

Step by Step!
In ‘Restoration in Practice’, Mike Berry concludes his article on the restoration of a former Morecambe double-decker.

Roadside Ramblings
After waking at 3.30am and making the HCVS London to Brighton Run journey in two prize-winning vehicles, Peter Kelly writes about his ‘longest day’.

Another Basingstoke Winner
Alan Barnes reports on this year’s Thornycroft Society-organised Basingstoke Festival of Transport.

Yorkshire Double Depot Treat
Jeff Colledge samples historic bus transport at its best during the Keighley Bus Museum Trust’s Double Depot Day.

Military Matters
Saving up for a Fordson Monitor - and a first look at an excellent model ‘gas truck’.

Curries All Round Again
Curries of Dumfries employees, and the old boss himself, recall some hilarious incidents in the growth of the firm.

Book Reviews

On Location
Finishing off in style with another great shot by Peter Durham.