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Heritage Commercials - May 2007

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6 Guy Big J8
David Bowers has done us proud with this six-page feature full of details of the lorry’s purchase, restoration and its owner’s background.

12 News
This month we major on the auction results from Donington Park plus other informative items to keep you abreast of our hobby - transport.

14 May Events Guide
What’s on, where, when, how much and where do you get further information - it’s all in these two pages.

15 Memories are made of this
Cumbrian reader David ‘Blue’ Atkinson takes a fascinating look back at his lorry driving days and the people that influenced him.

20 W Clifford Watts
This six-page feature tells the history of Yorkshire aggregate specialists, W Clifford Watts. It’s factual, fascinating and backed by some superb archive photographs - worth the cover price on its own.

26 Readers’ Letters
If you don’t enjoy these four pages, written by fellow readers, then your pulse has stopped - the prizes aren’t bad either!

30 The Guy Story - part 3
I know some of you have been waiting anxiously for part 3 of this feature penned by Guy enthusiast, Robin Hanney. There’s even more good news - he’s written two more parts as well! - Ed

36 Getting hold of the reins
Author of two brilliant books about classic lorries, Les Purdon has put together his recollections of the day he got to drive Alan Moorey’s Atkinson Searcher.

38 Donington 2007
Gyles Carpenter took some superb shots, designer Fran Lovely worked her magic and the result is pleasing to say the least.

40 Percy Jones - Cheshire haulier
Cyril Jones provided the pictures and related the family history to his good friend David Hughes who in turn sent it to HC - thank you chaps.

42 On Location
Dennis lorries don’t get enough exposure in any magazine, let alone HC, so to balance things up, here’s a Malcolm Ranieri Dennis photo.

44 The Jevon Memoirs
From HC’s mailbox, it appears that like us, you all look forward to Tony’s monthly dip into his lorry driving memories.

46 From our Archives
This month’s sales brochure plucked from the late Harry Harris’ archive features the ever popular KM Bedford rigid in its many guises.

50 Atkinsons in Showman’s service
We are indebted to showground enthusiast Rob Spooner for this pictorial piece dealing the showground workhorses - Atkinsons.

52 NZ Chara’ Diary - Pt 5
Gordon and Penny Taylor left Oxfordshire with their two teenage offsprings for a new life in NZ - it appears that the Kiwis are nearly as bureaucratic as we are!

56 DODGEy driving days
Len Ricketts sent us this wonderful tale from his driving days, so as a thank you, we’d like to wish him and his hard-working family who organise the famous Llandudno Transport Festival on 5, 6 and 7 May, a sunny and successful event.

58 The McGovern S39
Writing for HC for the first time is Tony O’Connor who not only tells us about the S39 Foden, but drives it as well, while still finding time to take the excellent pictures.

62 The apprentice driver
What with Tony Hawkridge’s tales and Ivan Wilding’s cartoon, this six pager is one of the best features we’ve ever had in HC - simply compulsive reading.

68 Bradford in the bush
Roger Hamlin is a ‘people person’ who has a passion for unusual old commercials of all kinds. Keep it up Roger, we love it.

72 Hillmaster Artic comes home
As well as moving home, accomplished writer John Hobbs has found time to file this excellent and colourful Hillmaster feature dealing with its restoration, its previous drivers and its new owner.

77 ADvintage
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