SO6818 : Harold Read's haulage yard, Longhope

taken 7 years ago, near to Longhope, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Harold Read's haulage yard, Longhope
Harold Read's haulage yard, Longhope
The Read family have run trucks in Longhope, Gloucestershire for getting on for seventy years now, possibly longer. Richard Read haulage, a much bigger concern, is just around the corner. Read's have always been associated with ERF trucks, a couple of elderly examples of which have been put out to grass in this shot. I used to drive similar trucks when I first started driving, and I still go all misty eyed when I see one! Drivers either loved or hated ERFs ("plastic pigs"), with their draughty fibreglass cabs and difficult-to-master Eaton twin split 12 speed gearbox. I loved driving them.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6887 1891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.0735N 2:27.2112W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6889 1893
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Haulage Yard  Harold Read Haulage  ERF  Trucks 

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