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Oliver Hart and Sons LTD of Coppull Nr Wigan.   Comments: 25
Photo: Colin Harlow   Item #: 29320  
Oliver Hart and Sons LTD of Coppull Nr Wigan.

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  One for Derrick Cunliffe. Oliver Hart's Leyland Octopus 8 wheeler tipper loaded with coal.  

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Comments by Garry, 25th April 2017  
Looks like Albion Reiver too. Plenty coal there Colin. I don't remember Oliver Hart's transport.

Comments by Derrick Cunliffe, 25th April 2017  
Colin were have you dug this photo from nice one Colin I bet
its moved a lot of coal in its time at Harts it as also got
greedy boards on as well thanks for putting it on.D.C.

Comments by Howard P, 25th April 2017  
I suspect on it's way to Westwood power station Derrick.

Comments by Colin Harlow, 25th April 2017  
I'm pleased you like the photo, Derrick.
Garry, Albion Reiver was a Six Wheel rigid and had a smaller engine than the Leyland Octopus, but had the same
type of cab.

Comments by Mick, 25th April 2017  
I like the word greedy boards, I wonder who came up with that name

Comments by Jeff, 26th April 2017  
The correct wording is running boards, they stop coal falling off.

Comments by Garry, 26th April 2017  
I said it looks like an Albion Reiver not that it is one!!
There's plenty coal to be bagged there. I'd say going to Westwood power station or a coal yard to be bagged.

Comments by trewyth, 26th April 2017  
My grandfather, Benjamin Rollins worked underground at Birkacre colliery which was owned by Oliver Hart.

Comments by walt(north yorks), 26th April 2017  
Colin, good old photo, I remember these old lorries of 'Harts' this one a 1965 reg I think. Garry, the cab was a LAD cab fitted to Leyland - Albion - Dodge trucks short door version on Leyland Comet and Dodge vehicles, but I'm sure you know that. Beast to drive, great way to earn a living !!.

Comments by Colin Harlow, 26th April 2017  
Yes you are right Walt with the variation of cabs. As you say a beast to drive, ask today's modern HGV drivers to do a load with this truck and the they'll soon hand the keys back. Even Garry.

Comments by AB, 26th April 2017  
Harts operated a fleet of tippers but also had a few flats and in the 40's/50's ran O.H.M.S ( Oliver Harts Motor Services) buses They operated a double decker bus service Coppull to Southport with a proud boast that they " never left anyone" Even Ronnie and Oliver drove at times

Comments by Derrick Cunliffe, 26th April 2017  
Jeff They were called greedy boards so the boss could get more weight on when the truck was carrying light loads ie
coke as you say it stopped the load falling off then the
police started making drivers to sheet the load to stop it
falling off D.C.

Comments by Jonno, 27th April 2017  
Jeff, surely a running board was the step on the side of a vehicle to enable easier entrance to the vehicle.

Comments by Jeff, 27th April 2017  
Jonno NO!

Comments by Roy, 28th April 2017  
Jeff, in the 1940's when i used to ride in my friends Humber, it had RUNNING BOARDS and they weren't there to stop coal or any other load falling off. My dictionary meaning of running boards is :- A narrow step fitted under the side doors of a car or truck to aid entry. The only time it mentions running boards on the top of a vehicle is :- A safety appliance for walking on top of rail cars.

Comments by Howard P, 28th April 2017  
jonno talking about a 4x4 with running boards, nothing to do with HGVs. I suspect Derrick's right on this occasion.

Comments by Jonno, 29th April 2017  
Howard, 4x4 in the 1940's ???

Comments by bewley, 29th April 2017  
Toyota in the 90s

Comments by Howard P, 29th April 2017  
Jonno, 1948 Land Rover. I suspect I'm right.

Comments by bewley, 29th April 2017  
VW Beetle today on Mexican models

Comments by Derrick Cunliffe, 29th April 2017  
The three angle iron plates near the top of the body don't
look right they would look better on the inside of the body
they look like a novice has put them on D.C.

Comments by Alan, 30th April 2017  
There on the outside because on the inside of the box the brackets would stop the load sliding out of the box.

Comments by Rolly, 30th April 2017  
Yes walt it was a 1965 reg.

Comments by Albert., 1st May 2017  
Were they given a classification of weight range. eg three tonners, one tonners, etc?. I appreciate that the lorry shown would have been in a much heavier classification.

Comments by Anne Rose (Crowther), 1st May 2017  
I went to WGHS with Virginia Hart friend of Susan Bridge.
Is she from this Hart family?

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