Here’s a sight for sore eyes for anyone interested in older vehicles. The top picture is taken in the 1950s and is a Foden then owned and operated by Ransfords. We think it’s carrying a load of pit props which was a staple product of the mill in those days and for many years after.
The picture bottom left shows Fodens owned and operated by A Evans and Son, the family which now owns the Mill. The Foden on the left in the bottom picture has been restored to its former glory by the family and is the same vehicle with the same registration as the flatbed on the right. The vehicle was originally used to collect eggs and game from farms around Bishop’s Castle for sale into the midlands
In their day, all of these vehicles would have run out of Station Street Bishop’s Castle and would have been a familiar site to the people of the Town.