Remember when going scotch (if from the south), or going down to the smoke ( if from the north), was long distance,
when middle east work was readily available?.
When a 111 or F89 meant you were truly the king of the road
Recall those companies long gone, where every day was an adventure?
What ever happened to those drivers you spent hours with.. where did they go? and recollect on those characters in the industry sadly no longer with us.
This forum is for us all to indulge in a little nostalgia and remember with rose coloured glasses how much better it was in the olden days
Have you any more pics of Longthornes you could post, older the better.
There's a couple further back on this site and these next ones
but they are fairly new!!
Apologies if you already know, but it maybe of some interest to other members, Longthorne's do have their own website with two Gallery pages showing pictures of some of their old motors; which I found pretty interesting.
Go to: http://www.web-cell.co.uk/longthornes/
Look on the UK drivers forum at the DAF XF 105 thread and look
at Muckaways reply.He's a expert tipper driver.
Hi Malc and Simon,
Thanks for the pics Malc and thanks for the link to Longthornes Simon, there are some interesting pics there for sure.
William Baines Ingleton Two going over M6 Shap Cumbria,
On the old A65 Giggleswick nr Settle
Cracking pics Malc,good to see the contrast between the old and the new roads.
Keep on breathing, it helps.
Educated in the School of Hard Knocks and the University of Life.
Old one of Lishmans Ingleton Ex Browns of Otley,
I will ask my Dad I am sure he will have some stories to tell me bout some of these
And see if you can find any photo's to put on site.
Got a email from your Den this morning saying it was +34 over there we had a -37 3 weeks ago a lot of difference in temp there,any how all the best for Christmas and the New year malc.
Hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas Holiday with your families.
Here are some festive A65 photos.
P.S. I joined trucknet earlier this year and for me it's been 'a real good experience' (starting on this thread). A special thanks therefore to Malc who's managed to get hold of some cracking photos.
Wife's not quite as enthusiastic, but hey ho you can't win them all (come to think of it; any as far as she's concerned).
A few more from J & A Hellifield
Just posting the last photos from one of Howarths lads album
some scanned ok others not
Yes the Kidds scania on the last photo not the forklift
you have marked!!
Talking to David Bradshaw today the driver of the 8 wheeler
was Dereck Rigby ? The dust went to Cottamhall Brickworks Fullwood nr Preston
3 loads a day.
The reason MW spoke well of him was he used to chauffer
MW around probably to North End!
P.S David said he once bought a Atki unit from you because it
had a good radio in it but when he went to collect it radio had
dissapeared along with anybody who might have known about it !!
Hiya Malc,All the Best to you for 2011! I can't re-call the sale of the Atki,but if I sold something "as seen" it was delivered in that condition! Maybe the radio was the drivers property which they did occaisionlly fit in the workshop.I did used to have to lay down the law sometimes as the fitters would have picked the carcasses clean on those motors I sold!!!!! Get me a reg no and I'll have a think on it! Dennis.
A few more from Derek Wolfenden Hellifield,
Happy new year,Don't panic! David stopped to have a natter
on Laundry Lane Ingleton while he was waiting to see if Hanson
Quarry at Ingleton had anymore High rated loads in!!!! so we put the
world to right.
A few more of D.Bradshaw from ex driver Les Ely,
Anyone know this lad from Ingleton.
My neighbour, same chap as this photo.
some more howarths
and some more
howarth brothers yard
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