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Wigan Lorry
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 30278
A Wigan Corporation? Lorry.c.1920's Can anyone identify the location?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 12th March 2018 at 15:03

Just noticed it says BURN TRANSPORT above the windscreen so it isn't a Wigan Corporation lorry..

Comment by: cindy on 12th March 2018 at 15:40

The houses look like council houses.

Comment by: barry smith on 12th March 2018 at 15:49

it may not be a wigan corporation lorry .but certainly a wigan registration EK and JP were wigan registrations

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th March 2018 at 15:53

It's got Wigan's "EK" in the registration number.

Comment by: Joseph on 12th March 2018 at 16:04

It's a 1923 A.E.C. 3 Ton tipping lorry. From a glass negative sold on ebay.

Comment by: Ray Smyth on 12th March 2018 at 16:15

Hi Ron, I am fairly certain that this lorry is an AEC Y Type
When new, they had solid tyres, and very large numbers of them were sent abroad during World War 1. After the end of WW1, many were sold off to join transport companies. This
one,now owned by Burn Transit has been fitted with steel
wheel rims and pneumatic tyres. I would like to borrow this
photo to post on the "Past & Present" thread on TrucknetUK
drivers forum. Ray.

Comment by: Frank on 12th March 2018 at 20:05

No idea if this is any use but there are two firms today in UK using the name Burn with lorries carrying their name. P R Burn from Coalville. Leicestershire and a Trevor Burn & son, a fencing firm from Bishop Auckland in the north-east.

Comment by: Colin on 13th March 2018 at 09:55

There was a transport haulage company called Burn Transit operating out of Tooting, South London between the 1930s and 1960s.
I realise this vehicle has Wigan registration letters, but photos of Burn Transit lorries show they operated vehicles which had originally been registered all over England.

Comment by: Joseph on 13th March 2018 at 12:01

Ray Smyth you're wrong it's a 1923 A.E.C. 3 Ton tipper.

Comment by: Maurice Cowley on 13th March 2018 at 12:42

Joseph, It is an AEC Y Type lorry chassis, fitted with Tipper Bodywork.

Comment by: Judith on 13th March 2018 at 14:47

All this argument over what make the wagon is and what type of chassis it has reminds me of those bores you get in the pub. Those blokes who talk with droning voices, and tell you theyve just fitted an AZ31X adapter to their dooberry firkin. Grow up boys!

Comment by: Joseph on 13th March 2018 at 16:35

My apologies I must have read, Rays reply wrong.

Comment by: Frank on 13th March 2018 at 17:19

Judith, I think I can see where you are coming from BUT attention to detail, no matter how banal it may seem to others, is a trait and quality that has over the years made this country great, contributing as it has to many technological breakthroughs. I suggest a live and let live approach might be more appropriate.

Comment by: Wiganer on 13th March 2018 at 18:33

I agree Judith, A lorry made in London, Operated by a London Firm and probably working in a London street!, the tenuous link of the lorry having a Wigan registration does not warrant it being posted on Wiganworld in my opinion.

Comment by: Geoff on 13th March 2018 at 19:13

According to the DVLA Liverpool and Warrington also uses EK.

Comment by: Ed on 13th March 2018 at 20:11

I agree with you totally judith its time they got a life.

Comment by: John G on 14th March 2018 at 09:23

Judith: I can't tell you how long I have been looking for a AZ31X adapter to my dooberry firkin, nothing else will do its very sluggish, but with a AZ31X adapter I'll be well away.

Comment by: Ray Smyth on 14th March 2018 at 14:27

Thank you to Ron Hunt for posting this picture on here. With
regard to the people who post negative comments, The lorry
would have been registered in Wigan, so there is the Wigan
connection. Also the lorry was not made in London, it was
made in Southall, Middlesex, albeit not far from London.
Me and several others are still waiting for the whingers to
post their pictures here on the Wigan World Album.!!!

Comment by: John on 14th March 2018 at 17:53

Hi Ray, Re your last post. Do you by any chance know the exact Southall
location ? I know the area and will do some research and get back.

Comment by: Wiganer on 14th March 2018 at 18:38

Ray I thought you were a lorry expert so I am surprised you got this wrong. The AEC Y type was manufactured between 1916 - 1923 at the Walthamstow works in LONDON.. AEC didn't move to Southall until 1925.
I will continue to whinge about photos on Wiganworld that have nothing to do with Wigan.

Comment by: WILLY WACKUM on 14th March 2018 at 19:21

Wiganer.. I don't see many photos with your name against them. I'm sure Ron thought that being a Wigan registration it was in Wigan. Hence his question as to the location.

Comment by: Ray Smyth on 15th March 2018 at 11:04

Wiganer...I am grateful for your comments regarding the history of AEC Lorries, far better than my knowledge of
the manufacturer. I am not a lorry expert, I am a transport
enthusiast, with 49 years experience of driving Heavy Goods
Vehicles since I was 21 years old. To be accurate, 2 of the
49 years was driving Ribble buses in the late 1960s. In 1978
I started my own transport company, and provided regular work for 4 drivers, 1 driver worked for me for 20 years, and
another was with me for 25 years.
for 4 drivers

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