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Lorries Collection

Background imageLorries Collection: Preston Docks, Lancashire

Preston Docks, Lancashire
A wonderful photograph showing the Bardic Ferry unloading British Road Services trucks while docked at the quayside in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageLorries Collection: NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2

NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2
An Austin K4-Merryweather 60 foot hand-operated turntable ladder (TL). A total of 50 such appliances were built and mounted on Austin K4 chassis for the Home Office between 1942 and 1943

Background imageLorries Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageLorries Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageLorries Collection: Oil Tankers of the Manchester Oil Refinery

Oil Tankers of the Manchester Oil Refinery. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageLorries Collection: GLC-LFB Eastern Command Control Unit

GLC-LFB Eastern Command Control Unit
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageLorries Collection: Cover design, Progress, April 1927

Cover design, Progress, April 1927 - Lever Brothers magazine, mythological figure in Liverpool Date: 1927

Background imageLorries Collection: Coal arriving at Orgreave

Coal arriving at Orgreave
Pickets and police look on as coal is brought into the British Steel coking plant at Orgreave, South Yorkshire during the Coal miners strike

Background imageLorries Collection: Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London

Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London
Two Robinsons Ltd removal vans, Cricklewood, NW London, also at Knolls House, Manchester and Moseley Road, Birmingham, offering a weekly road service. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLorries Collection: Lorry in a Jam

Lorry in a Jam
A huge tank on the trailer of a truck. Date: 1970s

Background imageLorries Collection: Delivery truck c. 1910

Delivery truck c. 1910
Hearse and Casket Body on Buick m/4 Four Cylinder Commercial Chassis. Photographic post card of a drawing or print of a Buick hearse

Background imageLorries Collection: Removal Men and their vans

Removal Men and their vans
A pair of early motorised removal lorries and their teams of removal men - the company is P. W. Caswill of Acton Lane, Chiswick, London - they also offered warehousing

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine TA369 Red Gauntlet

Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine TA369 Red Gauntlet (msn 3798) at the 1959 Andover Steam Fair. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery)

Background imageLorries Collection: Chesham, Bucks, Watercress Lorries, Mash & Austin Ltd

Chesham, Bucks, Watercress Lorries, Mash & Austin Ltd
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, Watercress Lorries of Mash & Austin Ltd. - suppliers to Covent Garden Market. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive WB9110 Perseverance II

Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive WB9110 Perseverance II (msn 3483), built in 1913 with an 8 Nhp compound steam engine. Seen at an auction at Walford Cross near Taunton in 1959

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Devonshire General Purpose Traction Engine

Burrell Devonshire General Purpose Traction Engine TA1849 Jellicoe (msn 3368), with Coeur De Lion 5nhp Engine, built 1913, at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. With Aveling & Barford Steam Roller YA2197

Background imageLorries Collection: A British transport depot during WW1

A British transport depot during WW1

Background imageLorries Collection: Holmfirth Towngate probably 1920s

Holmfirth Towngate probably 1920s

Background imageLorries Collection: Portpatrick Harbour probably 1930s

Portpatrick Harbour probably 1930s

Background imageLorries Collection: Thwaite Traction Engine early 1900s

Thwaite Traction Engine early 1900s

Background imageLorries Collection: Patricroft Liverpool Road probably 1920s

Patricroft Liverpool Road probably 1920s

Background imageLorries Collection: British Troops going to the Front WW1

British Troops going to the Front WW1

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine PW 6287 Firefly

Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine PW 6287 Firefly number 4032, with 7nhp single-cylinder Engine, built in 1925. Seen at York on 16 May 1971

Background imageLorries Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Militia marching

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Militia marching to the front at the beggining of war

Background imageLorries Collection: Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scene from the final phases of the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a British anti-tank post at the Menin Gate

Background imageLorries Collection: Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a burning lorry with billowing black smoke, and debris littering the ground after an intensive German air attack. Date: 1940

Background imageLorries Collection: Dunvilles whisky wagons in London

Dunvilles whisky wagons in London
Large number of wagons, heavily laden with cases of Dunvilles world-famed V.R. whisky, travelling from St. Katherines Dock to Dunvilles London headquarters in Shaftesbury Avenue

Background imageLorries Collection: Poster, War Supplies for Russia, WW2

Poster, War Supplies for Russia, WW2
Poster, War Supplies for Russia, a convoy of British and American lorries streams along the Persian route to Russia during the Second World War. circa 1940

Background imageLorries Collection: Aerial view of Paseo de Cristobal Colon, Seville, Spain

Aerial view of Paseo de Cristobal Colon, Seville, Spain. Date: circa 1930

Background imageLorries Collection: Fair Day, Antrim

Fair Day, Antrim - a view of a Hiring Fair on the Main street with lots of people and lorries, cars and cattle. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Antrim). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Steam Tractor VLD346 Furious

Burrell Steam Tractor VLD346 Furious, (msn 3191), built in 1907, at the 1959 Andover Steam Rally. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery)

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive Prince of Wales HR6658

Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive Prince of Wales HR6658 (msn 3887), at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam Rally. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery)

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell General purpose Tarction engine TA369 Red Gauntlet

Burrell General purpose Tarction engine TA369 Red Gauntlet
Burrell General purpose Traction engine TA369 Red Gauntlet (msn 3998), at the 1959 Andover Steam Rally. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery)

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Road Tractor CYB558

Burrell Road Tractor CYB558 at Walford Cross, near Taunton, with the 1926 Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller - Toby. Works No. 95/4009 - Reg. No. YB 7976

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive HO5993 May Queen

Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive HO5993 May Queen (msn 3447), built 1913, at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam rally. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines)

Background imageLorries Collection: Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive PB9624 King George VI

Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive PB9624 King George VI (msn 3489), built 1913, at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam rally. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines)

Background imageLorries Collection: Kingsway, London, runs north from The Strand to High Holborn

Kingsway, London, runs north from The Strand to High Holborn
Kingsway, London - running north from The Strand to High Holborn, built 1899-1905 Date: 1934

Background imageLorries Collection: Soho, London - 68 Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - 68 Old Compton Street W1 - outside a newsagent, Moroni and Son. 1973

Background imageLorries Collection: Lorries of Army Service Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1

Lorries of Army Service Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1
A train of motor lorries of the Army Service Corps charging through a body of German cavalry. Reproduction of a painting by Frederic de Haenen in Great War Deeds

Background imageLorries Collection: Firefighters working to remove van trapped under bridge

Firefighters working to remove van trapped under bridge
Firefighters working to remove a van trapped under a low bridge, Norbury, SW London

Background imageLorries Collection: Sea front road at Manama, Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Sea front road at Manama, Bahrain, Persian Gulf
Sea front road at Manama, capital of Bahrain, Persian Gulf. Date: late 1940s

Background imageLorries Collection: Soho, London - Dean Street and Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - Dean Street and Old Compton Street W1
Soho, London - corner of Dean Street and Old Compton Street W1, with a man posting a letter in the pillar box. The Post Office Tower is visible in the far distance. 1973

Background imageLorries Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis hose laying lorry

LCC-LFB Dennis hose laying lorry
The hose laying lorry from Lee Green fire station pictured at Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth SE1. The hose laying lorry carried one mile of 3.5 inch hose that could be laid out from the lorry as it

Background imageLorries Collection: Damaged heavy unit at NFS, London Regional HQ, WW2

Damaged heavy unit at NFS, London Regional HQ, WW2
A damaged heavy unit awaiting repair at the Lambeth vehicle and equipment workshops, Daltons Drive

Background imageLorries Collection: NFS mobile kitchen / canteen unit, WW2

NFS mobile kitchen / canteen unit, WW2
A mobile kitchen used by the National Fire Service (NFS), donated to the British home front war effort by the Canadian Red Cross, seen here on display at Regional (London) headquarters, Lambeth. SE1

Background imageLorries Collection: LFB enclosed Leyland pump, Brigade HQ, WW2

LFB enclosed Leyland pump, Brigade HQ, WW2
A side view of the Leyland pump with its extension ladder and hook ladders on the appliance. These dual-purpose appliances allowed the escape ladder and extension ladders to be interchanged

Background imageLorries Collection: The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th

The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th
Photograph showing bullion being transferred from a train which had just arrived from le Havre, at the Batignolles station in Paris, into motor lorries for transport to the Bank

Background imageLorries Collection: LFDCA-LFB Demountable pods and bulk foam unit

LFDCA-LFB Demountable pods and bulk foam unit
Lorries capable of carrying demountable pods were introduced into the London Fire Brigade to transport different classifications of pods to incidents as required



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