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More Berks and Reading (1965)
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No: 30229   Contributor: Royce Treacher   Year: 1965   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
More Berks and Reading (1965)

I saw this Royal Baerks and Reading "A" type WrT FRX 323 just as it was retired from Newbury in 1965. "A" type water tenders had no main pump but carried a portable pump on the rear platform, normally kept coupled to the main 400g water tank. Chassis is a Commer with 6 Cylinder 109 bhp engine and bodywork again by HCB. This was one of the first "modern" appliances introduced to replace WW2 equipment.
Picture added on 10 December 2011 at 13:25
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Royce, Please keep these photos coming, what memories of riding this when it became a reserve. Bodywork by Vincents of Reading I believe.

Added by Alan Jones on 11 December 2011.
Can anyone identify the van on the right?

Added by Andrew Middleton on 11 December 2011.
Looks like a Fordson 10 cwt, or possibly a Morris Commercial of the type used by the GPO.

Added by Rob Johnson on 12 December 2011.
It was a Morris use as a P/Carrier with wooden slatted side seats, not very comfortable.

Added by Alan Jones on 13 December 2011.
Many thanks Alan.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 13 December 2011.
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