1910 ? TH Lewis maintain Express vehicles, here's a Model T Ford, a Lacre and a Garford truck.
1910 ? TH Lewis maintain Express vehicles, here's a Model T Ford, a Lacre and a Garford truck.
1920's Breakdown Truck (Express News Autumn 1975)
1920's Breakdown Truck (Express News Autumn 1975)
1930's ? Vehicle Workshop (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1930's ? Vehicle Workshop (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's 9908 RO, Fleet 2810. Ryder Pram Transporter. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's 9908 RO, Fleet 2810. Ryder Pram Transporter. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's? Breakdown Truck at South Ruislip. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's? Breakdown Truck at South Ruislip. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1960's? EVM Van. "Lynn Matthews identifies Austin LD Van, between 60's early 70's." (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1960's? EVM Van. "Lynn Matthews identifies Austin LD Van, between 60's early 70's." (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1965 Lorry Foreman Mr Jack Hickmott, 18 years with Wicken's Dairies, tends a transport fleet largely composed of Thames Traders. Paul Batchelor remembers "When I first went to Primrose & Len in Tonbridge Road the mechanics were Cyril and David and Jim on body repairs. They also looked after Larkfield and Lower Stone Street depots. When those depots closed they looked after the new Aylesford and Parkwood depots. When I first went there it would have been in the 70/ 80s. I worked at the new Aylesford depot for a while installing battery chargers for the floats which were coming in from the old Larkfield depot, just down the road. I also worked at Parkwood depot for a while when Tonbridge Road and Lower Stone Street depots closed and moved into Parkwood. Tonbridge Road later became an Express Orange Juice factory." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Lorry Foreman Mr Jack Hickmott, 18 years with Wicken's Dairies, tends a transport fleet largely composed of Thames Traders. Paul Batchelor remembers "When I first went to Primrose & Len in Tonbridge Road the mechanics were Cyril and David and Jim on body repairs. They also looked after Larkfield and Lower Stone Street depots. When those depots closed they looked after the new Aylesford and Parkwood depots. When I first went there it would have been in the 70/ 80s. I worked at the new Aylesford depot for a while installing battery chargers for the floats which were coming in from the old Larkfield depot, just down the road. I also worked at Parkwood depot for a while when Tonbridge Road and Lower Stone Street depots closed and moved into Parkwood. Tonbridge Road later became an Express Orange Juice factory." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1967 South Ruislip site expanded further, to include administration for London and EVM (Express News Spring)
1967 South Ruislip site expanded further, to include administration for London and EVM (Express News Spring)
1970's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle Workshops (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1970's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle Workshops (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1970's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle Workshops (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1970's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle Workshops (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1970's ? Tow Truck (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1970's ? Tow Truck (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1970's ? Tow Truck closeup (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1970's ? Tow Truck closeup (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1970's? Bedford Hewson EVM Van UBY 763F . Paul comments "Call sign 'Express Easy' was Del and Fred's van, they parked up round the back of New Barnet shop where my Mum & Auntie worked. My brother Michael worked with Del and Fred for about 2 years" (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1970's? Bedford Hewson EVM Van UBY 763F . Paul comments "Call sign 'Express Easy' was Del and Fred's van, they parked up round the back of New Barnet shop where my Mum & Auntie worked. My brother Michael worked with Del and Fred for about 2 years" (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1970 Profile of TGWU London officers with Express - Fred Battle, EVM South Ruislip (Express News Spring)
1970 Profile of TGWU London officers with Express - Fred Battle, EVM South Ruislip (Express News Spring)
1971 South Ruislip HGV Brake Testing equipment
1971 South Ruislip HGV Brake Testing equipment
1971 South Ruislip HGV Brake Testing equipment
1971 South Ruislip HGV Brake Testing equipment
1971 Profile of shop stewards: Ted 'Ginger' Warner (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1971 Profile of shop stewards: Ted 'Ginger' Warner (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Vehicle maintenance team in action
1971 Rossmore Road Apprentice Peter Hobbs received a bravery award for helping rescue a family from burning flats in Marylebone. (Express News Spring)
1971 Rossmore Road Apprentice Peter Hobbs received a bravery award for helping rescue a family from burning flats in Marylebone. (Express News Spring)
1973 Dereck Bull at South Ruislip Maintenance
1973 Dereck Bull at South Ruislip Maintenance
Ruislip Workshops with Reg: WMC341G, FLEET 4E243 on left.  (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Ruislip Workshops with Reg: WMC341G, FLEET 4E243 on left. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Ruislip Workshops (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Ruislip Workshops (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's? Bedford Breakdown Truck at South Ruislip, Fleet No 3711 (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's? Bedford Breakdown Truck at South Ruislip, Fleet No 3711 (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's Mobile maintenance van, Fleet No 3154  (Courtesy Craig Wells)
1960's Mobile maintenance van, Fleet No 3154 (Courtesy Craig Wells)
1967 L.G. Herbert (Kidbrooke) and W.V.Surridge (EVM) collect 20-year awards at Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1967 L.G. Herbert (Kidbrooke) and W.V.Surridge (EVM) collect 20-year awards at Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1970's Bedford WLR 587S Breakdown truck with South Croydon float OLL 356P (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1970's Bedford WLR 587S Breakdown truck with South Croydon float OLL 356P (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1971 EVM boss George Pearson says farewell to Superintendant Geoff Piddock. (Express News Christmas)
1971 EVM boss George Pearson says farewell to Superintendant Geoff Piddock. (Express News Christmas)
1972 Cyril Sutcliffe (EVM) receives an award from Jim Hodges at Maidstone Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Cyril Sutcliffe (EVM) receives an award from Jim Hodges at Maidstone Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1974 New 'Cabac Minor' electric vehicle launched
1974 New 'Cabac Minor' electric vehicle launched
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 New 'Cabac Minor' electric vehicle launched
1974 New 'Cabac Minor' electric vehicle launched
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Day in the life of Bradford Transport Engineer Joe Wray (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1974 Alf Harris, Motor Engineers, collects his 20-year badge. (Express News Summer)
1974 Alf Harris, Motor Engineers, collects his 20-year badge. (Express News Summer)
1976 Welling
1976 Welling
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 - Vehicle maintenance fun at Welling Depot
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead. Photo taken from Horse & Groom, East Woodlands, Frome https://goo.gl/maps/HmBLESzwe1s9L13h8
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead. Photo taken from Horse & Groom, East Woodlands, Frome https://goo.gl/maps/HmBLESzwe1s9L13h8
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Electric vehicle maintenance
1977 Clive Bolton renovates a milk float chassis
1977 Clive Bolton renovates a milk float chassis
1977 EVM Staff-John Ash and John Duggan. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-John Ash and John Duggan. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-John Harding, Tom Franklin and Ted Boorman. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-John Harding, Tom Franklin and Ted Boorman. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Mick Martin and Garry Newsham. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Mick Martin and Garry Newsham. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Ken Chandler and Frank Beale. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Ken Chandler and Frank Beale. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Bill Punter and Denis Spragg. (Express News Spring)
1977 EVM Staff-Bill Punter and Denis Spragg. (Express News Spring)
2004 Colin Bull and Gary Page identify vehicle on ramp as Hillingdon Depot. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
2004 Colin Bull and Gary Page identify vehicle on ramp as Hillingdon Depot. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1980's? South Morden- Ruislip Breakdown Truck. Antony Simmons adds "This was originally a Cricklewood breakdown truck. I started working for Express in the workshop there and remember going going out on recoveries in it.". Antony Simmons adds "I also put the decals on the cab doors and body as there weren't any on it!" (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's? South Morden- Ruislip Breakdown Truck. Antony Simmons adds "This was originally a Cricklewood breakdown truck. I started working for Express in the workshop there and remember going going out on recoveries in it.". Antony Simmons adds "I also put the decals on the cab doors and body as there weren't any on it!" (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's South Ruislip Breakdown Truck (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's South Ruislip Breakdown Truck (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's? South Ruislip EVM Department. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's? South Ruislip EVM Department. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's Appleby Yard (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1980's Appleby Yard (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1985 Geoffrey Laycock, Health & Safety Manager at South Ruislip inspects a tanker
1985 Geoffrey Laycock, Health & Safety Manager at South Ruislip inspects a tanker
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops. Paul Batchelor comments "I would say mid to late 80s as Steve in the photo looked quite young there."
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops. Paul Batchelor comments "I would say mid to late 80s as Steve in the photo looked quite young there."
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops. Allan Dawes comments "When a float came out of there it was like new."
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops. Allan Dawes comments "When a float came out of there it was like new."
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's South Ruislip Electric Vehicle workshops
1980's. Carshalton Ponds. Not one of South Morden's finest moments... (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's. Carshalton Ponds. Not one of South Morden's finest moments... (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance Depot vehicle acceptance form (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance Depot vehicle acceptance form (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance Final Vehicle Check Form (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance Final Vehicle Check Form (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance job tickets (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980's Electric Vehicle Maintenance job tickets (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1983 Bristol Distribution Depot
1983 Bristol Distribution Depot
1986 - Long Service Memories 25 Years - from Paul Batchelor (Vehicle Maintenance)
1986 - Long Service Memories 25 Years - from Paul Batchelor (Vehicle Maintenance)
Edmonton (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Edmonton (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Parkwood, Maidstone (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Parkwood, Maidstone (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1990's? Kenley float Reg:Q967 GRW, Fleet No M294 in for repair. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1990's? Kenley float Reg:Q967 GRW, Fleet No M294 in for repair. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Welling (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Welling (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1993 Reg Liverpool-based Mercedes mobile vehicle maintenance van. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1993 Reg Liverpool-based Mercedes mobile vehicle maintenance van. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1994 Reg DAF 45 Breakdown Truck M859 RFV
1994 Reg DAF 45 Breakdown Truck M859 RFV
2000's? Vehicle maintenance workshop at Henleaze Depot (Courtesy Paul Luke)
2000's? Vehicle maintenance workshop at Henleaze Depot (Courtesy Paul Luke)
2003 Management Appointments for Terry Mason, Ray Loader, Paul Coleman and David Floodgate. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2003 Management Appointments for Terry Mason, Ray Loader, Paul Coleman and David Floodgate. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
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