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Heritage Commercials - July 2007

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Editors Comment
Words and wisdom from our esteemed editor David Craggs.

6 Dockside Scammells
The combined talents of Alan Barnes and Gyles Carpenter bring you this tale of two Scammells moving some pretty hefty equipment at Chatham.

12 News
Two pages packed with interesting news items about our favourite pastime.

14 July Events Guide
What’s on in July, where and who to contact – it’s all in these two pages.

16 Llandudno – 2007
This pictorial review will hopefully encourage you to attend next year’s transport festival – go on, treat yourself.

18 Worth Another Look
Neil Mitchell’s article about the BCVM and its Scammell 100-tonner and other heavy haulage archive pictures are certainly ‘worth another look’.

22 The RH Palmer Story
Paul Fox has penned this terrific feature backed by many, as yet unseen, pictures from Ron Palmer’s collection.

26 Readers’ letters
You never let us at HC down, for again we’ve put together four pages of your superb letters and pictures – nostalgia at its best. 30 The Guy Story – Part 5
Guy historian, Robin Hannay fills six pages with hard facts and unbelievable archive pictures – enjoy.

36 Ron ‘Korky’ White
David Bowers went to see retired tipper operator, Ron ‘Korky’ White who told David of the highs and lows of being in haulage in a small way.

42 On Location
Malcolm Ranieri loves combining elderly commercials and period locos in his photography – this picture just proves that he’s right to do so.

44 The Jevon Memoirs
Tony tells this month how his settled life with Westbrooks was turned upside down – compulsive reading.

46 NZ Leyland Hippo
Globe-trotting Roger Hamlin found this stunning Hippo belonging to Vic Draper of Judgeford, New Zealand and was completely bowled over by it.

50 NZ Chara’ Diary
Part six of this emigration story by Gordon Taylor, sees our hero beginning to see the wood for the trees as he attempts to get his Chara’ and Bedford OB earning a living.

52 Confessions of a lorry salesman
This is the introduction to a series of features about the sales life of Peter Smith.

56 Dickeson & French
David Vaughan gives a potted history of the famed Eastbourne company and the vehicles that they ran, backed up by stunning archive pictures.

60 From Our Archive
This month’s sales brochure moves forward a few years from the norm’ by spotlighting the V8-powered Leyland Mastiff.

64 Andy Liming’s Growling Mastiff
Following on from the ‘Archive’ pages, this article by Alan Barnes not only turns the spotlight on Andy’s Leyland, but lorries that have featured heavily in his life.

70 The Phoenix Run – 2007
This year’s event, although run in some indifferent weather through some of the most dramatic scenery in this country, had the added bonus of raising a staggering £1300 for a very good cause.

72 The Struthers Albion KL127
Bill Struthers is a body builder turned restorer as well as being an Albion enthusiast, so Bob Weir went to see him and filed this report on his beautifully restored KL127.

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