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Heritage Commercials - April 2008

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

6 Cover Story
The Taylor family can be justifiably proud of their 1949 Morris Commercial LC3 GPO Utility van which was lovingly restored over a four year period - read the full story so ably written by Alan Barnes.

12 News
Peter Love really gets around and brings you three pages crammed with news on your favourite subject - old lorries and their owners.

16 The Valsler Story - Part 3
From your comments, you’re obviously enjoying reading about Len Valsler’s working life - Alan Barnes now brings you Part 3.

23 Digs
We love the way Tony Hawkridge tells a story, and this month’s tales about staying in ‘digs’, backed by a great cartoon from Ivan Wilding, is no exception.

26 Readers’ Letters
This month there’s a full six pages of your fantastic letters, some of which have shared more than £100 worth of prizes - keep ’em coming.

32 Archive Album
We’re running out of superlatives to describe the late Arthur Hustwitt’s photographic prowess, so just sit down and drift back to the 50s with these nostalgic pictures.

36 Events Guide
Where to go, what to see, what to do - two pages of suggestions for when and where to follow your pastime.

38 A Salesman’s Confessions
Peter Smith writes once more of his commercial vehicle selling days, turning this month to the talented body builders, Ellis & Son.

40 The Hutchinson Brothers’ Collection
David Bowers went to Eastburn near Keighley to look at a Maudslay Mogul Mk2 and found out a whole lot more.

46 On Location
As we all like old lorries and steam trains, this month’s centre spread brings you both as captured by photographer Geoff Silcock.

48 The Jevon Memoirs
Tony Jevon’s fabulous self-illustrated offering this month tells of getting back behind the wheel of an HGV - now he’s happy again

50 No 2 (MT) Sqn - RAF
RAF Wittering is the Squadron’s current home, and its proud history dating back to 1940 is spread over five pages backed by wonderful archive pictures.

55 From Our Archives
As No 2 (MT) Squadron has a beautifully restored Seddon Atkinson 400 tucked away in a hangar, this month’s sales brochure majors on that very model.

60 Gyles Looks Back At 2007
Great photographer and all round good egg, Gyles Carpenter takes a last look at 2007 when he attended the Cumberland Trunk Road Run.

62 Boyhood Memories - Part 2
Most of us have been lucky enough to ‘shadow’ our fathers as boys. David ‘Blue’ Atkinson remembers his younger days with great affection.

66 Scammell - The Legend Lives On
Eight pages packed with the full history of Scammell as told to Alan Barnes by Scammell Register members who are celebrating the Register’s 25th anniversary. Over the next few months, Alan, with their help, will spotlight some of the famous models that Scammells produced.

74 The Gowler Leyland Super Comet
This Super Comet has been in the Gowler family for donkey’s years, having hauled turf nationwide before being parked up - now it’s restored and Alan Barnes has the full story.

79 ADvintage
These FREE readers’ adverts are up to the minute and the vehicles and items within these pages remain unsold at the time the magazine goes to press – why not become part of this section yourself and benefit from this FREE and friendly service. It’s also an excellent guide to services and products.