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any idea what this is?i dunno:-D

 

 

Isn't this a small LARC under all the mods?

 

I used to go out with a girl from Hartlepool and just caught the tail end of the sea coal trade in the '80s; K9s and RLs, if I remember right, perhaps the odd QL; though this film from ITN shows CMPs

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I remember from my schooldays that some of the vehicles on Blackpool seafront were Morris Commercials of some sort. I remember the distinctive sloping bonnets and the non-standard wooden bodies referred to in another post here. I have some slides from those days but can't put my hands at them at the moment - they're in storage somewhere but they were only snaps with an Instamatic.

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I remember from my schooldays that some of the vehicles on Blackpool seafront were Morris Commercials of some sort. I remember the distinctive sloping bonnets and the non-standard wooden bodies referred to in another post here. I have some slides from those days but can't put my hands at them at the moment - they're in storage somewhere but they were only snaps with an Instamatic.

 

I suspect that they would be wartime C4s or CS8s going by your description of the sloping bonnets.

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I suspect that they would be wartime C4s or CS8s going by your description of the sloping bonnets.

 

I'm sure some of them were 4WD, so they'd be C8s or C9s.

 

Please dig out your slides, Jolly Jeeper, and make us all very happy!

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I'll do my best Ivor. Finding them is the first hurdle and then scanning them will be the second. I asked for some advice about scanners for 35mm slides on the LRSOC forum but haven't bought one yet - I need to though to scan some LR pics for Legend. JC

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I use an "Epson Perfection 2400 Photo" scanner which has given excellent service with photos, negatives and slides for several years. I suppose it's no longer available but maybe this info helps.

 

You could always ship your slides to me and I'll scan them for you once I've finished drooling over the Blackpool Morrises.

 

I've been neglecting the LRSOC forum recently, mainly because I'm always on here.

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I haven't found the slides of the Morrises on the front at Blackpool yet but have found pictures of one of the Southport DUKWs that have also been mentioned in this thread. It's a B&W print that I've scanned but I recall the DUKWs were red with a yellow stripe. This picture was taken in 1990 or 1991.

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Great pictures guys.

 

When were the last two taken numan?

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It certainly looks like the ones that I remember. I'm sure somebody will be able to identify the location by the background.

Thanks Les.

 

Edit; That looks like a C9/B. The first clue is the bracket that is fitted to the middle of the bumper, which holds a rod that fixes the front jack in the up position. Further clues are the deep flange below the box section of the chassis and the axle tie-rods. On the other hand, the wheelbase looks a bit short and it's on 20 inch wheels.

Maybe exposure to C9/Bs in Blackpool at an early age is why I look after one now!

 

Les, if that picture is morris2, what's morris1?

Edited by Ivor Ramsden

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Great pictures guys.

 

When were the last two taken numan?

think bought it about 95 it was rotton as a pear it was last one the sefton council had . picture loading at sefton council yard 2nd in my yard never completed it sold 2003 :blush:

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Great pics, keep them coming if possible.

 

My dad was taken back to his youth by those pictures haha!

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Great pics, keep them coming if possible.

 

My dad was taken back to his youth by those pictures haha!

glad he liked them mate , im trying to find more.......

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Ok - for a moment I thought it might have been the Laughing Policeman gone walkabout......

Don't be silly Tony:nono:..............he was too fat to walk anywhere:D

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This was taken in August 1980 - no wonder it's taken me so long to find the box of slides, I've moved around a lot since those Polytechnic days!

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Not quite at Blackpool but across the bay at Southport this photo was taken a couple of years ago. The contraption is used for fishing.

Any ideas what is underneath the body?????

 

no idear about that one but the vehicle next to it has military wheels, do you know what that one is.

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