An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

I have an aversion to steamrollers and the like because I got into trouble for stealing one as a kid and causing quite a bit of damage (I kid you not!) I was infamous in the village, for the rest of my schooldays and acquired an awful nickname because of it, but I quite liked this, it looked harmless enough and I knew it wouldn't be going anywhere no matter how hard I tried to get it to move!

Whilst walking today I came across this Aveling-Barford Diesel Road Roller, In 1933 Aveling-Barford came into being as the result of the amalgamation of the country's two leading manufacturers of road rollers, Aveling and Porter and Barford and Perkins. R. A. Lister and Co and Ruston and Hornsby had jointly acquired Aveling and Porter and Barford and Perkins from the receivers of AGE and established the new joint company Aveling-Barford to hold these interests. Neither of the two constituent firms had Lincolnshire connections, Aveling and Porter being based at Rochester and Barford and Perkins at Peterborough, but following the merger the company moved its operations to a new factory on the outskirts of Grantham

taken - 22/03/2015
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NGR:SD885326 Slipper Hill, Worsthorne, Lancashire.
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch