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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!

 

Argh! That's been worth the wait! It's a C9/B too; I wonder if it's the same one that's in Les's picture in post no. 62?

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Ah yes....I remember it well;)

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Saw an old cinema newsreel about Blackpool the other day, it showed a much modified jeep towing an ice cream trailer.

There was also footage of a bren carrier loaded with passengers going out to a boat and returning.

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Saw an old cinema newsreel about Blackpool the other day, it showed a much modified jeep towing an ice cream trailer.

There was also footage of a bren carrier loaded with passengers going out to a boat and returning.

its good footage that , we have a log book somewhere for one of them jeeps

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Saw an old cinema newsreel about Blackpool the other day, it showed a much modified jeep towing an ice cream trailer.

There was also footage of a bren carrier loaded with passengers going out to a boat and returning.

 

its good footage that , we have a log book somewhere for one of them jeeps

 

I vaguely recall the vehicles parked up on the seafront in the 1970's when we came for the illuminations but was more interested in the trams. We came up most years for a period. The last time I would have been perhaps age 14.

 

Is that footage, or indeed any other, online somewhere?

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type in blackpool beach vehicles or something like that mate on Pathe website

 

Thanks - I found it.

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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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Just spotted this on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DUKW-WW2-AMPHIBIAN-TRUCK-2-5-TON-6x6-wwII-wartime-amphibious-duck-/161978850691?hash=item25b6b11d83:g:mDsAAOSwG-1WweJI

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Hi all,

Joined up here when I found this thread about the old wagons on the Prom at Blackpool. We spent a lot of happy Saturdays at Blackpool between '67 and '75. I loved these old lorries as a kid, and would always get Dad to fork out for a boat trip we didn't really want so I could go on the wagons!

As well as those shown here there were at least two Commers painted orange, and a Morris water tanker still in army green.

 

Here's a few photos, in the one of me looking very innocent in '67 there's a Willy Jeep very far in the distance.

 

 

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Sadly a leaking roof in 1980 destroyed all my photo albums, and I lost at least 20 more pictures of the Blackpool lorries, and the negs.

 

I've got a good few more military show pictures from this era though, so I'll post them up.

 

Cheers

Chris Warr

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Hi Chris, and Welcome.

 

Thanks for the pictures - I for one will also be interested in seeing the MV show pictures from the 1960's.

 

As an aside to the MV's at Blackpool, I have a friend (Alan Smith) from that area whose father was in the LRDG during the war, driving the trackless desert. Postwar, and for the rest of his career, he drove the trams at Blackpool. Aside from the sand, very different.

 

Best Regards,

 

Prof

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in the early 1970s on the isle of sheppy i saw a dukw over a fence, had a look closer it was the back of a pub, got talking to to a guy who turned out to be the guvnor of the pub he had just bought it from hewitt marine and was going to ferry customers across the swale never went back dont know how he got on

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in the early 1970s on the isle of sheppy i saw a dukw over a fence, had a look closer it was the back of a pub, got talking to to a guy who turned out to be the guvnor of the pub he had just bought it from hewitt marine and was going to ferry customers across the swale never went back dont know how he got on

 

 

That was at Harty Ferry. Years ago it was one of three ferry crossings to Sheppey. This one packed up in WW1, the guy tried to resurrect it but I think it flopped.

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I have a feeling that there was an article either on here or in Windscreen mag that the Morris C9/B had been saved and was being restored back to miliary spec.

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I have a feeling that there was an article either on here or in Windscreen mag that the Morris C9/B had been saved and was being restored back to miliary spec.

 

I really do hope so. I can't imagine there'd be much left after all those years in and out of the sea, but it would be great to see one of these wagons restored. There were 3 or 4 C9's if I recall, at least one of which had a horrific square wooden cab built on.

 

Cheers

CW.

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