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Heritage Commercials - May 2008

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

6 Cover story

Some fantastic restorations have come out of East Anglia, but none can revive memories more than this wonderful BRS-liveried Leyland.

12 News
By burning the midnight oil, Peter Love has included in the news, a report of the Donington Enthusiasts’ Day auction and its results.

18 The Valsler Story - Part 4
Although Len comes from south of the Thames, Part 4 tells of his days working for famed northern hauliers Bewick Transport.

24 Readers’ Letters
YOUR pages are always a good read, and here are another four pages of YOUR stories and observations - they’re simply the best.

28 Archive Album
These wonderful photographs, by the late Arthur Hustwitt, show heavy haulage vehicles moving abnormal loads around London.

32 Events Guide
These two pages give you a selection of ideas of what to do and where to go during April 2008 - use it and enjoy.

34 One lady’s passion
I bet that heading’s got your attention eh lads! Her passion is for restoring, driving and saving commercial vehicles. The lady’s name is Christine Thomas of the Griffin Trust - what a lady.

42 John Ward remembered
John’s son-in-law has penned this tribute to one of the country’s leading restorers and road run participants. An interesting and moving piece.

46 On Location
This month’s picture dates back to the 2005 Heartbeat Road Run and was taken by talented photographer Gyles Carpenter. It features Ray Hare and his ever-smiling daughter Emma, leading the way up a steep incline in the family’s AEC Mammoth Major, which has since been sold on.

48 The Jevon Memoirs
This month’s self-illustrated offering from Tony Jevon sees our hero back behind the wheel of an HGV and dabbling into heavy haulage.

50 Scania’s history Part 1
Stephan Pullen, with the help of Scania’s press manager, Hans-Ake Danielsson has put together seven fabulous pages of the early history of Scania and its Scania Vabis days.

58 The ex-Callander Dennis
Bob Weir learns of the history and restoration of this 1919 Dennis that once formed part of Callander Transport’s fleet.

62 Transport Saudi style
This is part one of a series by Ian Pender who recalls his life hauling goods around Saudi Arabia in a Volvo F89 having previously driven HGVs in Scotland - you’ll love it.

66 From Our Archive
This month we lift extracts from Ford’s ‘D’ Series four-wheeler tipper range sales brochure.

70 A Salesman’s
Confessions Peter Smith looks back at his lorry selling days and remembers customers that became good friends, which gives credence to the phrase - ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’.

72 ‘J’ Type Thornycrofts
This is a potted history of the ‘J’ Type Thornycroft that became a stalwart of World War One and Britain’s postwar haulage scene.

84 Dent’s of Hilgay
In days gone by, Dent’s lorries could be seen everywhere in the Kings Lynn/Downham Market areas - Paul Fox tells their story.

88 East Lancs Road - A580
Lol Fish itemises the history of this much used Lancashire trunk road.