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Heritage Commercials - September 2009

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6 Cambridgeshire Comet
Alan Barnes brings us the story of the superb restoration of a 1961 Leyland Comet undertaken by father and son team John and Jamie Gowler.

12 News and events
Four pages of news from the world of classic commercials.

16 Events guide
Where to go and what to see throughout August.

20 Samuel Williams & Sons Ltd
Part one of the history of this famous company, by David Craggs.

28 Readers’ letters
Five pages of your news, views, memories and queries.

34 Return of the Happy Wanderer
David Bowers visits Colin Bateman to get the story behind his superb 1954 Atkinson L754.

40 The history of Pentleton & Hare
This Northumberland-based transport company traded from 1928 until the 1980s. Alan Barnes visits Raymond Hare to get the story.

46 On location
We look forward to next month’s Great Dorset Steam Fair with this cracking photo taken by Roger Hamlin at last year’s event.

48 Driving for the SCWS part two
‘Nostalgic Al’ continues the story of his time working for the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society.

52 Archive Album
Yet more superb photos from the camera of the late Arthur Huswitt.

56 Local hero
Yet another find from Roger Hamlin! This month he travels to see an ex-North Devon Water Board Austin owned by Bob Wood from Bideford.

60 The beet goes on
Paul Fox looks at how sugar beet has been loaded and transported over the years.

64 From our archives
This month’s sales brochure features the Thames 30cwt. Did you drive or work on one?

68 Middleweight Champion of Burnley
Bob Tuck travels to northern Lancashire to visit Barry Wilson and his 1931 Morris R Type.

74 Workshop
The editor’s Triumph Courier comes a step closer to being finished. There’s still a long way to go though!

76 Reliable Reliants
And now for something completely different! Paul Jefferies looks at that cult British classic, the Reliant three-wheeled van.

80 Forth Valley veteran
Bob Weir meets up with Tom Flynn to inspect his 1966 ERF 54G flatbed