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Heritage Commercials - February 2009

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6 A Manley AEC!
Another of David Craggs’ excellent articles on some of the classic lorries he encountered while over in Ireland recently. Here he gets the story on Willie Manley’s superb AEC tipper.

12 News and Events
Newshound Peter Love reports on happenings around the classic commercial world.

16 Just a little job!
Heavy haulage man Tony Hawkridge brings us a tale of the mishaps that befell him while he was doing ‘just a little job!’

20 Morris 8 van
Alan Barnes takes a look at the cracking little Morris 8 van belonging to Britain’s oldest established building company - R Durtnell & Sons of Kent.

26 Readers’ Letters
Five pages of your memories, queries and observations.

32 1964 Bedford TK
The story of the restoration of a petrol-engined Bedford TK undertaken by Brian Cheese and his son Jon. Alan Barnes reports.

38 West coast run 2008
The superb photography of Gyles Carpenter brings us a flavour of last year’s Scottish west coast run.

43 Subscription form
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44 ‘A’ Roads in my Life
Tony Jevon brings us more of his memories of life on the road. This month’s instalment is entitled ‘White Out’.

46 On Location
Malcolm Ranieri represented HC at last year’s gathering of the Leyland Society held at Crich Tramway Village. This stunning photograph features the beautiful Leyland charabanc owned by Mike Sutcliffe MBE.

48 1928 Albion LB40
David Carnevale’s Albion LB40 has been restored twice. David Bowers reports.

54 Lothian aristocrats
Very few commercial vehicles can boast aristocratic connections. Bob Weir reports on one such vehicle though, a 1960 Morris FG, together with its Bedford Type K stablemate.

58 To the spanner born - part 3
This series is fast becoming a favourite. This month Roy Partridge tells how he gave up his job and set up his own business.

62 From our archives
In keeping with HC going a little bit more technical, this month’s archive brochure features AEC’s 7.7-litre direct injection oil engine.

67 A Kiwi rarity
Roger Hamlin has a knack of finding unusual commercials in unusual places. This time it’s a Fordson 7V aircraft refuelling tanker.

68 51MT RAF
This superb article written by Terry Hill tells of his time ferrying supplies around the desert for the RAF in the early 1950s.