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Heritage Commercials - December 2003

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Paul Appleton explains major changes within the editorial team at Heritage Commercials and outlines future plans.

Peak Practice
This month’s cover story takes in the Limestone Run. Jeff Colledge reports with additional photography by Keith Langston.

A surprise announcement from Eddie Stobart and the opening of the Biddulph Bypass make the headlines.

Building Britain
A special three-part archive feature compiled by Alan Earnshaw.

The London Brick Co.
Recalling the pre-Hanson Brick days when London Brick were the foremost supplier of this key building material.

Top of the World
The story of Marley Tiles and its transport is told by Marley’s very own David Cassell.

Readers’ Letters
The BRS Burslem mystery is solved and P&S’s ‘yellow perils’ are uncovered.

Building Britain... The Seddon Atkinson Way
An extended photo-feature showcasing the building supply vehicles produced by Seddon Atkinson.

Bumper Harvest
A round of recent releases from Corgi, including Hauliers of Renown and Original Omnibus models.

The Baker’s Man
A special photo-call for a delightful Morris ‘Z’ van in Kent, including our On Location centre-spread, by Alan Barnes.

On the Move
Brian Howes recalls his formative years in Corby, Devon and Nottingham including some of the classic transport of the day.

Events Round-Up
With an increasing number of events to cover each year, it is a job to get them all in! Eight-pages of some of the best from the late summer.

Ask the Experts
David Hayward is tasked with finding out more about the role of armoured Bedfords and the mobile pill box.

A good selection of new books and an archive bus video are vetted this month.

Morris Commercial ‘D’ types
Maurice A. Prentiss looks back at the development of early Morris Commercials, with the 6x4 D type the subject of his attention.

When Fire Engines Retire
Firemaster concludes his look at new roles found for old appliances with three interesting ‘before and after’ comparisons.

Buy and sell old trucks through this completely free service with Heritage Commercials.

Hearts of Stone
The restoration of an 8-wheel AEC in Portland has taken a major effort, as Roger Hamlin explains.

Just the Cup of Tea!
This month’s Tailgate looks at an interesting promotional stunt staged by Wedgewood, the bone china manufacturers.