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Friday, 18 December 2009

More nostalgia


Seeing the light of day for the first time in years is GW713, a 1930 Gilford which was this week moved from the Science Museum reserve collection at Wroughton to private premises for restoration work to commence.

I first came across this vehicle in the 1970s when working for Prince Marshall who owned it. It had been receiving some attention but after his death the collection of vehicles were dispersed and I for one lost track of it. So I was delighted when Prince's son Sebastian announced that he had secured it. So this week it made its way on the back of a low-loader from the dark confines of its shed at Wroughton to a place where serious restoration can now be attempted.

You can see a picture of it when it was last roadworthy at Mike Beamish's Bus Pages - here is the link. It's a long way down so keep scrolling......!   http://www.mikesbuspages.com/thepreservationscene.htm

(And I bet you get caught up in more nostalgia on the way!)

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1 comment:

  1. Good to hear of another pre-Second World War vehicle undergoing restoration.

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