Diesels at Crown Point.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by glencairn » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:11 pm

The Yorkshire blood in me says throw nowt away.

Utilising old buildings. :) I did not want high ones as I may have to reach over.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by glencairn » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:17 pm

Shops on Queen's Road. Pink Champagne is named after our bridal business we had (a few years back :) ) Attending to weddings as far away as Peterhead and Portsmouth.
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The tram on Sovereign Street.
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Class 47 47401 North Eastern on its way to Crown Point Yard.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by glencairn » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:55 pm

The Elliott's who live at the end cottage, have a new fence around their property.
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The late) John Thompson, one of the drivers' for W. A. Glendinning''s of Shotley Bridge, County Durham, would regale many a tale well into the early hours. Here he is with his wagon
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And a model of his wagon.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by Puddles » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 pm

The model lorry is a lovely tribute to Mr Thompson.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by glencairn » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:29 am

Puddles wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 pm
The model lorry is a lovely tribute to Mr Thompson.
Thanks Puddles.

As a lad I seemed to be around road transport quite a lot. Drivers' of Companies would take me ( with my Aunt or Uncle's permission) to Hull or Liverpool (Hudson Ward Flour Miller's), then to the North East of England (Archbold's Storage & Distribution)

Then when I started working I moved to the North East of England and met John Thompson. At weekends, over a glass of whisky (or two) the stories of his road transport days would be told.
As an aside he told me he always wanted to fly in a aeroplane, but never had a chance. I won a ticket for a trip on Concorde. Aeroplanes are not my thing. His memory of the trip remains forever.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by Puddles » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:25 am

The measure of a true friendship Glencairn.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Post by glencairn » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:51 pm

Puddles wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:25 am
The measure of a true friendship Glencairn.

Puddles
He is mentioned in every book I have written by Bob Tuck (thirteen books top shelf.)
A lovely man indeed.
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