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Oliver Hart. Coppull.   Comments: 8
Photo: . Ozymandias .   Item #: 29975  
Oliver Hart. Coppull.
  Some of Oliver Hart's all British built fleet of tippers from the 1950's  

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Comments by DTease, 7th December 2017  
That's a lorra lorries Ozy

Comments by Arthur, 7th December 2017  
Most HGV's were British at that time, 1950s.

Comments by Arthur, 8th December 2017  
Most of these tippers are Leyland 600s, people keep on about diesel smoke emissions to cars, vans and HGVs. Today however they are so clean you'd think whats all the fuss about compared to diesels in years gone by.
Ie, struggle starting from cold, blue smoke, smelly and noisey. Today the diesels are brilliant and I'm sorry to see them phased out, they've been around since the 1890s and have been the backbone of the world in the modern day.

Comments by WN1 Standisher, 11th December 2017  
Is it true that Oliver had a speedway track on his land in Coppull and if so where about's was it ?

Comments by Julie, 12th December 2017  
This chalice glove , slapped across my face , I would never ignore!
Are you men or sheep?

Comments by WN1 Standisher, 13th December 2017  
Got me with that one Julie ?

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 15th December 2017  
I honestly wouldn't know the answer to your question Standisher, although it sounds perfectly feasible that they may well have had their own track, as they appear to have owned a sizeable chunk of land. Many years ago, I used to frequently come into contact with an elderly chap, Jimmy Horsfield, who claimed that the Harts often employed him to clean their bikes. I had occasion to visit their premises a couple of times in the early 70's when they operated their brake drum skimming business. If you haven't already seen it, item #:29318 on the album, gives a fair amount of information about the Hart brothers. Also, as stated by AB, a third brother, Stan, also a speedway rider, died following an accident on a track in Birmingham when he was riding for Belle Vue Merseysiders. The date that I have is Aug 25th 1937.

Regards. Ozy.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 12th April 2018  
Standisher. See the series of stills, on YouTube, within which there is a coloured photo of the former track. Type in 'Jack Winstanley speedway.'

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