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Heritage Commercials - May 2005

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Welcome - The Editors Comment ..
Dave’s deliverences which, this month, are given a lift by Tom Harding’s nostalgic picture showing himself, his brothers Peter and Phillip, and his Dad’s Commer - Magnificent.

JB Schofield & Sons Ltd - Part II
Mark Schofield tells of his family’s company history and their love of all things Foden.

Any old iron
A three-page feature about a restored Albion mobile iron-monger’s shop by Brian Howes.

News & Reviews
Two pages of info for the enthusiast.

Kiwi Morris commercial van restoration
This restoration, its unbelievable paint job and ‘heart’ transplant, all add up to a typical Roger Hamlin find.

Readers’ letters
Three pages packed with your comments, observations and experiences.

Boilers to Cornwall
Ernie Whalley recalls a trip to Cornwall in the 50s carrying a 24-ton boiler with only 120bhp under his right boot and vacuum brakes! This is backed by another brilliant cartoon by Ivan Wilding.

Autumn events guide
Where to go and what to see this autumn - check out Tony Hoyland’s guide.

It’s a fireman’s life
This is part one of a series compiled by Alan Layland about his time in the London Fire Brigade - absolutely fascinating.

A load of tankers
APV were famous for manufacturing quality tankers. Brian Howes looks at the company’s history and examples from their product range.

Snodland Leyland Hippo
This terrific Alan Barnes feature covers not only the restoration of the Hippo, but the history of the Snodland Paper Mill.

On Location
As Rowe Hillmaster production celebrates its golden anniversary, it seemed appropriate to print this magnificent Malcolm Ranieri shot of Colin Pitt’s beautifully restored RH.

The Gillingham Gathering
Our road run expert, Gyles Carpenter, fought his way through blizzards to bring us this report - well done, Gyles.

Austin Princess ambulance
Alan Barnes tells of the sympathetic restoration of this wonderful Austin Princess Ambulance following its 23 years’ service with Hardy Spicer Ltd.

Ecurie Ecosse used TS3 power
When Dick Skipworth wanted a transporter for his ex-Ecurie Ecosse racing cars, he just had to buy and have restored their original transporter - a special TS3-powered Commer.

Spotlight on Bedford’s ‘S’ Type
By popular request, here is the low-down on one of the most popular vehicles of all time.

Communicating to the world
Tony Hoyland has excelled himself this time, with this six-page masterpiece about Tony and Iris Leah’s unique Harrington-bodied mobile telegraph office.

Norde vehicles
A brief description and evaluation of the lorries Norde produced for their ‘in-house’ company, Toft Brothers & Tomlinson.

Caption competition
This page reveals the caption competition and gives an insight into next month’s magazine.