Memory Lane: First for Aveling Barford in Grantham

Aveling-Barfords first dumper truck prototype in 1970. The skip body had yet to be fitted. Photo courtesy of Andy Watson.

Aveling-Barfords first dumper truck prototype in 1970. The skip body had yet to be fitted. Photo courtesy of Andy Watson.

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After seeing the photo of Aveling Barford’s last dumper truck in Memory Lane, Andy Watson kindly sent in this of the first.

Taken in October 1970, it shows the first prototype outside the development department at South Parade, with the test department (now Jacksons) behind.

Pictured from left - Pete Hodgkinson, Jim Gaut, Ernie Thompson, Dicky Bird, Geoff Kirkby, Dick Lewis, unknown, Don Chantry and Ray Parnham.

Click here for the photo of Aveling Barford’s last truck