Heritage Commercials | August 2002

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Heritage Commercials - August 2002

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The demolition of yet another old-fashioned transport cafe gets us thinking...

Home With the Cup
World Cup fever inspires Gerry Wolstenholme to recall a famous FA Cup homecoming of 50 years ago - and the vehicles that were involved.

‘The Engine Oil was More Like Tar’
David Bowers tells of Billy Renwick’s painstaking restoration of a 1937 ERF.

Seaside Spectacular
Jeff Colledge reports from the sun-blessed Llandudno Transport Festival.

Vale of Avalon Run
The ancient landscape around Glastonbury was the setting for a great informal road run over the Jubilee Weekend. Graham Mears reports.

AEC 90
Ninety years of the Associated Equipment Co. Ltd. is celebrated at Newark.

Fancy a ‘Flutter’?
Catterall’s have been flying high ever since a national rail strike forced pigeon traffic on to the roads, writes Neil Mitchell.

Wet but Wonderful!
Teeming rain failed to dampen the spirits of participants in the Cheshire Road Run, writes Jeff Colledge.

Eighty Years at London Road
Robert Bonner concludes his comprehensive illustrated history of Manchester’s London Road fire station.

A Coal Lorry with Character
Peter Durham visits Stourbridge to picture Dave Moseley’s 1960 Morris FG flatbed in an appropriate setting.

Journey of Rediscovery
Alan Barnes reports on a Golden Jubilee trip with a difference, as a 1930 Tilling-Stevens single-decker retraces lost haunts.

On Location
A nicely-re-created garage scene featuring John Glennon and son’s two beautifully-restored Dodge Kews is the subject of Peter Durham’s centre spread photograph.

Return of the Green and Cream
Alan Barnes reports on the Aldershot & District Bus Running Day in and around Woking.

Fate Failed to Make it Mine!
Peter Durham wonders whether, had it been a different call, a Foden timber tractor might have been his own.

Morris on the Line
How Steve Richards turned a ‘pig’s ear’ of a Post Office Telephones Morris Z van into a ‘silk purse’.

The Book Still Stops Here!
Ian Stringer concludes his overview of mobile libraries, with some striking vintage photographs.

‘Heart’ is Back in the Lakes
Despite a few initial concerns, the Heart of the Lakes Classic Vehicle Rally proved a winner - and might well be on again next year.

Enter the Diesels!
Firemaster’ tells about the introduction of the first diesel-powered Dennis fire engines.

Memories by the Tankful!
Robert Duke continues his examination of road tankers through history.

Restoration in Practice
What to do if you need a windscreen repair.