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Re: Dick Hampton

Post #191 by tommy brogan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:48 pm

My farther was with Blackwell there somewhere we lived in whyenshaw at the time he was on a d8 with them


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Post #192 by denis carthy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm

My Blackwell days included---------------High Wycombe by pass


I was on that section, I think on a 631, I remember a few guys but the only name I remember was 'Ollie', a blond guy, I think, he was on a 657 but could have been a 631, the guy who had the shout was a welsh guy with a permanent limp, not sure of the year, maybe 1967 or 8. I was not there for long, I had some 'legal probs' in those days + a crazy streak which led to them.
I think the very last job I was on was almost certainly 1971 on the Arlington reservoir Nr Eastbourne, Richards & Wallington, it was time to call it a day but seeing this place brought back a few dozen or more 'mad moments'


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Re: Dick Hampton

Post #193 by denis carthy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 pm

I think the very last job I was on was almost certainly 1971


No it was not, the very last was Blackwells Marlow By Pass, (well I think it was)


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Re: Dick Hampton

Post #194 by eucliddave » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:13 pm

I was driving a 631 at Tonbridge when the two 631 scrapers collided. The one fully laden going downhill flat out, driven by Ron from Rochester way, was pushed nearly over the side by the empty scraper coming up the hill behind me. Neither machine moved after the impact, all rams sheared, and the boxes ploughed deep down into the haul road. The draft arms broke and I rememberwhen one was being repaired, helping to heat some large lengths of flat so that it would bend round the arm, to reinforce the welding. One machine did not work again for about a month, even the torque converter housing was cracked. The only injuries were a small cut each to the driver's hands where they went through the windscreen. Yes they did go down the hill into Tonbridge for a cup of coffee. The excuse from the driver behind me, was that the job was boring !!!!! I have lots of other tales about stockcar water bowsers, and Bailey Bridges. eucliddave.


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