East Anglian Loads, by Brian Dyes

East Anglian Loads, by Brian Dyes
East Anglian Loads, by Brian Dyes

Booklet published by the Ipswich Transport Museum, 36 pages. A5 size booklet (N5966X1)

This booklet contains a collection of photographs showing Lorries in and around Ipswich in past times. The photographs are shown two per page, and each has a caption explaining the vehicle/scene.

From the introduction: Delivering the goods, whether to shops, factories or the consumer, has been a staple industry for hundreds of years. From the horse, through steam, petrol, diesel and battery power, all sorts of vehicles have been used to move the goods around.

East Anglia has never been home to a major manufacturer of lorries or vans but the older firms connected with horse drawn carriages and carts carried on making the bodywork for the motorised vehicles. Botwoods of Ipswich were one example, whilst another was Ben Cooper of Claydon.

The Ipswich Transport Museum has a significant collection of photographs, including sets from Botwoods, Eastern Electricity, Ransomes and many other local companies. These have provided the source for most of the pictures in this book. I hope that you enjoy looking at this selection of pictures from the past. They record not only long forgotten fleets and vehicles but often a different working life, also now passed.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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