Monthly Archives: January 2013

My first acquisition

In 1971 we decided to replace our AEC Mercury Tractor Unit with a new heavier Tractor Unit. I found such a vehicle at Commercial Motors, Clay Cross, an Atkinson Borderer powered by a Rolls Royce Eagle diesel engine, David Brown … Continue reading

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Decimalisation – oh dear!

It was about this time that we changed banks from Lloyds in Sutton Coldfield to the newly established Allied Irish Bank, who are still our Bankers, who have over the years been very have proved to be supportive of one … Continue reading

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Something’s Burning?

The 955F`s were updated with Cat 951`s, Case 750`s, 850`s also Case 1000`s and Komatsu D50s tracked loaders being purchased as business continued to flourish and expand. A large contract with the Ministry of Public Works at Whittington Barracks near … Continue reading

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Railway works start – another string in the bow.

As a result of the Beeching Rail Cuts, we secured work with British Rail Property Board, clearing abandoned and isolated Level Crossing Gate Keepers Cottages anywhere in the country; at this we were very successful. One of the consequences of … Continue reading

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