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Heritage Commercials - May 2011

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6 Going back home
Almost 44 years after Jonty Hutchinson’s famous Volvo F86 first appeared at Lee Hall Farm near Wark in Northumberland, Bob Tuck relives that occasion by taking the much-loved LNL 465E back to its roots. And what a reception he was to receive.

12 News and reviews
News from the classic commercial vehicle world plus a look at some newly released books.

18 Seddon’s Seddon
Alan Barnes visits Derick Salter to see a very special Seddon - special in that it spent all its working life within the confines of the Seddon works.

24 Arthur’s album
The recent death of WHR (Bill) Godwin brings an end to the story of one of the longest-serving personalities in the road transport industry. HC is pleased to be able to give our readers an insight into the contribution he made to our transport history over the past 60 years by way of a series of extracts from Arthur Ingram’s forthcoming biography of his old friend.

28 Readers’ letters
Four pages of your memories, questions and thoughts.

32 Subscription form
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34 Marketing on the move
Alan Barnes looks at the creative, but sometimes downright strange world of advertising vehicles.

40 From our archives
This month’s featured sales brochure dates from 1972 and looks at Bedford 4x4 lorries. Did you have anything to do with these vehicles?

44 Scotstoun’s Number One
Only a handful of enthusiasts will ever be lucky enough to acquire the first production model of a classic commercial. Bob Weir went to the other town of Moscow, in Ayrshire, to meet John Robertson and his historic Albion Claymore.

48 Dan’s Dennis
David Bowers heads for Derbyshire to find out about a long established family haulage concern and its beautifully restored Dennis PAX V.

52 50 Years of the HCVS London to Brighton
This year HCVS will be celebrating the 50th running of the London to Brighton Run. Alan Barnes looks back at the history of this popular event.

58 Archive album
Four pages of nostalgia from the superb NA3T archives.

62 Trolleybus Service Vehicles
Bill Aldridge tells the story of the vehicles operated by London Transport to service its extensive trolleybus system.

68 Life in transport
Dave Bowers meets Peter Lever, a man who’s driven almost everything in his life from ice cream vans to buses - and even Diamond T tank transporters!

72 Un-tipped TK Tipper
Pete Norton visits Arnold Pawson to see an award-winning Bedford tipper that’s never tipped a load in its life!

76 Moving on
Andrew Cannon’s affection for vehicles started at a young age, as his father operated coaches in Surrey for several years. From this beginning grew a lifelong interest in transport. Paul Fox paid him a visit to find out more.

80 Chris’s scrapbook
Transport writer and historian continues his series of articles based on his superb collection of archive photographs.

83 HC Marketplace
The place to buy or sell anything relating to classic commercials.