An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

An Averling-Barford Road Roller

As a 13 year year old I was a bit mischievous and 'stole' a steamroller one day (it was much bigger than this one above). I took it for a test drive, well, I wasn't actually in it at the time but it did a fair bit of damage but if it hadn't stopped in the old lady's garden I fear that it would have demolished the house it was heading for! Anyway, I got a police caution but that was nothing compared to the ribbing I got at school and in the village!

Whilst walking the other day 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