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Brewery lorry
« on: Apr 22 - 2017 »
An interesting picture of a SAMs lorry from a few years back,not your typical dray!.

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23 - 2017 »
Tank beer a la Whitbread????? Used to see that delivered round Manchester and pumped like heating oil into cellar tanks. Those were 't  days, lad.
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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #2 on: Apr 25 - 2017 »
And now Pilsner Urquell are claiming it as unique to them! http://tankpilsnerurquell.com/

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #3 on: Jun 15 - 2017 »
Another pic of the tank lorry and one more larger lorry.

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Brewery lorry
« Reply #4 on: Jun 15 - 2017 »
Brewery driver, 95% of them useless. Haha

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #5 on: Jun 16 - 2017 »
No wonder forum is quiet

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #6 on: Jun 16 - 2017 »
No wonder forum is quiet

It is indeed quiet around here nowadays!

But, I've just drank more than several pints of lovely OBB so I'm all mellow..... and that has nothing to do with a brewery lorry so sorry that my comment is off topic!

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #7 on: Jun 24 - 2017 »
Just thank your lucky stars you didn't have to drive one   "GUY big J"  ex truckers will know what I mean

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #8 on: Jun 30 - 2017 »
Shame there are no British truck makers anymore though.

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #9 on: Jul 8 - 2017 »
I think you are forgetting Leyland Daf.

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #10 on: Jul 8 - 2017 »
Isn't DAF and Leyland owned by Paccar now?

Paccar even bought out Foden and killed that name.

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Re: Brewery lorry
« Reply #11 on: Jul 10 - 2017 »
Any old SS drivers and draymen out there that remember what it was like driving the fleet vehicles in the 1970's and 80's. Whilst at college I worked at the brewery part-time inside the various departments and out on the road delivering. The journeys down to a brewing base (bottled beers, barrels and kegs into the Coventry area (I think) two three times a week. I remember there was 1 lorry (I think it had the number 43) that was a flying machine  --  driving that at 70 mph no prob  --  would touch 80 at a push  --  with a full load  --  interesting experience going round corners and keeping the load in tact!!!!!! Bearing in mind what the speed limit was like in those days  --  the lorry I hasten to add was not seen much around Taddy. Regularly you would see SS wagons travelling up and down the A1 - in those days the vehicles advertised the brewery logo / info on the body frame  --  not sure whether that is the case nowadays. 

Here's an idea for a new section memories / funny stories of what it was like working for the brewery all those years ago  --  I enjoyed it and it did me no harm loved SS OBB (on cask) from that day on.