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
WALTERS TRANSPORT, PONTLLIW.
ken williams, swansea.
Not heard off you for a while mate
hi andrew, i am ok, back home for amin.thougtook ashly down walters yard back in august these are some of the pics we took.ht i try and sort this downloading, seems to work so far.
good effort mate,you seem to be posting the pictures,without any problems.that can be a secret art in itself
Ec14 and I were on the same table at Saturday's party and between Xmas and new year Peter and I went to a surprise 60th birthday party for a mutual friend of ours.i am very sorry to say that Peter hasn't been well of late,though everyone is doing all that they can.regarding n.r. Evans' fleet I noticed some new model actros' yesterday,it's a very big operation these days.thanks for your photo.
Andrew, sorry to hear that Peter's not been well - I'll be thinking about him. When I knew him he always seemed to have so much energy, I hope that irrepressible spirit will help him through whatever it is. Best wishes to him if he remembers Simon Rees from Haverfordwest who had X191 and DPK (I think both he and Graham would know me by sight but there were quite a lot of guys coming and going at NRs around that time - I wouldn't blame them at all for not remembering the name!).
Andrew, sorry to hear that Peter's not been well - I'll be thinking about him. When I knew him he always seemed to have so much energy, I hope that irrepressible spirit will help him through whatever it is. Best wishes to him if he remembers Simon Rees from Haverfordwest who had X191 and DPK (I think both he and Graham would know me by sight but there were quite a lot of guys coming and going at NRs around that time - I wouldn't blame them at all for not remembering the name!).[/quote]
Just sent you a pm.
hope this works
think its working ok. this was a 6 wheeler, illtyd & john, added a second steer.
gah1950 kindly rang me earlier unfortunatley i was detained at work,though a mate of mine caught up with you later graham
Thank you for ringing graham .this is my mate Dafydd who saw you,more from another mate,m4dogwalker soon
swansea brs depot 1960, not an artic in sight,we had a thornycroft the same as wheale's at holloways porthcawl ex london welsh meat cardiff, it had good brakes full air on all 4 axles but not a lot of guts. tony
yes daffydd passed me around sarn iirc,very smart livery on those trucks considering they work in quarries etc,catch you soon.
Appreciate the call mate,thank you.dafydd said you were going well
Hello Sth Wales and Andrew, a few for you, Chepstow area thanks to Mark Hobbs.
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn....Rabbie Burns
This thread has been enhanced by a lot of contributors during the past few months,thanks everyone .here's another from m4dogwalker,a thyssen concrete powerhouse foden,class.we have plenty more to come!
I used to take aggregate to Thyssen's at Llanelli in 1969 and then go back to Margam and load slag back to Mid Wales.
Keep on breathing, it helps.
Educated in the School of Hard Knocks and the University of Life.
Eilir has an extensive amount of pictures and information on mansel davies,he tells me that they ran 7 Scania's .
the three wise trucks
good effort dai . i thought it appropiate to post this,courtesy of a facebook friend david thomas,hirwaun 1982
D.R. MACLEOD, Waiting for the 5pm ferry at ULLAPOOL HARBOUR
nice pic. i remember dad buying that from Mansel Davies back in 1985. He was selling all the scanias because he had started the volvo dealership!
Here's another snowed up dodge k series but 18th Jan 2013, what's the chances of the v8 Perkins bursting into life?
i wondered when m.d. went all volvo? i thought it was when the highline was launched.i also remember them with seddon atki 401's.for me they are and always will be an iconic welsh haulier .
and ignorant regards rowly
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