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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:11 pm 
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This is the works van my dad drove during his apprenticeship in the early 50's, delivering batteries all over the Stirlingshire area. Standard Vanguard. Working in the battery workshop, building batteries from the ground up was one of his first jobs before starting his proper apprenticeship.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:03 pm 
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111Robin wrote:
This is the works van my dad drove during his apprenticeship in the early 50's, delivering batteries all over the Stirlingshire area. Standard Vanguard. Working in the battery workshop, building batteries from the ground up was one of his first jobs before starting his proper apprenticeship.

ImageFB_IMG_1538690083423 by Robin Derrick, on Flickr


I don't remember the Battery deliveries! but certainly remember Rossleigh, having lived all my life
until retirement, including the first 25 years of my working life in the Stirlingshire area.
I started my apprenticeship in a local garage at 15 in 1962, worked on a few Standard Vanguard
vans and cars, Rossleighs! bodyshop was always a wish job but a bit far to travel for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:47 pm 
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I don't remember the Battery deliveries! but certainly remember Rossleigh, having lived all my life
until retirement, including the first 25 years of my working life in the Stirlingshire area.
I started my apprenticeship in a local garage at 15 in 1962, worked on a few Standard Vanguard
vans and cars, Rossleighs! bodyshop was always a wish job but a bit far to travel for me.

The Count :lol: :roll:[/quote]
Where did you serve your apprenticeship ?. My dad worked in the trade in Stirling for over sixty years, the last 35 with his own garage business.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:47 pm 
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111Robin wrote:


I don't remember the Battery deliveries! but certainly remember Rossleigh, having lived all my life
until retirement, including the first 25 years of my working life in the Stirlingshire area.
I started my apprenticeship in a local garage at 15 in 1962, worked on a few Standard Vanguard
vans and cars, Rossleighs! bodyshop was always a wish job but a bit far to travel for me.

The Count :lol: :roll:[/quote]
Where did you serve your apprenticeship ?. My dad worked in the trade in Stirling for over sixty years, the last 35 with his own garage business.[/quote]

I served my apprenticeship, with a small Coachwork's in the village of Killearn, Stirlingshire, at the end of the 5years :D
I went to work in Holland for a few months! in 1971, then came back and took over the business, which I ran for about 15years as a
one man band, in that time got involved in a fair bit of Motor sport, building/spannering/ sponsoring /working on for other people,
Minis and some other makes, HappyDays .
I did deal with a lot of companies in and around the Stirling area.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Minis!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 pm 
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And from my youth - Yeovilton Sprint, early seventies and a couple of Anglias. I can smell the Castrol R from here.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Castrol R.... hhhmmmmmmmmmm ;-)


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The photo in LeHaye intrigued me - the N30 was renamed N31 decades ago but I bet it hasn't changed that much. Foreign road trips must have been such an adventure back then.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Mini Minor Automatic on the Monte:


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Car ferry in Scotland, 1970.


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