page contains pictures from the archives of Syd
Fox taken around 60 years ago on his Brownie Box Camera with
a cheap film in it by a lousy photographer (His words not
mine - Ian).
317 Eindhoven lads, about 1954
George Wooton, Cpl Dick Lillico, 'Dinty' Moore, Geordie Hall,
'Gil' Harding, 'Taf' Williams, Jack Rippon and Frank Whittle.
Allen with his 16/67 at Antwerp docks yakking to Brian Whitcomb
whilst waiting for the tractor to bring his loaded trailer over
from the quayside.
you have a tarp Tony?
pick your nose with those 'pansy' gloves on?
Whittle with his Hippo 15/57, at 5' 7" Frank used to stand
under the steering wheel and stretch his hands up to grip the
spokes of the wheel and then walk around the steering column to
steer the front wheels when backing his trailer, no power
steering on those 14.00 x 20 front wheels!
well just look at the size of the trailer tarp and tell me how
he got that huge mass of filthy oily weight up there ? spread
evenly you might notice, and roped it all down so neatly.......
all by himself, alone as we always were, probably on a windy,
blustery day, no umbrella nor raincoat.
took the photo then, Frank?
quayside, about 1954
at the young Fox leaping along his trailer shouting and yelling
at the docker no doubt. Note the red headlamp as a tail light.
would be further along behind and having boxes dumped onto it at
the same time, too bad if I hadn't put the tarp on the cab roof
Whittle's 15AE57 at Eindhoven, loaded, not yet roped, for
Lichfield, about 1957
load of caustic soda taken slowly from Caernarfon to Carlisle.
Just by Snowdon as a snow storm cam along. I found it quite
difficult to paint the figure 2 upside down !!
Eindhoven with a snow plough and a load of ground equipment
going to Hamburg docks.
Lichfield, September 1956 - July 1957
A load of
propellers taken from Carlisle to Rolls propeller factory at
& trailer at Antwerp docks
off quayside and backed up to the trailer, tilt up, tailboard
down, ready to hook up. Then tarp and rope down in the rain.