Granddad Dee - A HGV Driver of his times


Granddad Dee worked for the LNER as a driver.  In his younger days that meant horses.  Here is a photo of him in High Holborn driving a team of 10 heavy horses pulling a heavy load on behalf of the LNER on 9th Oct 1925.  The load was 12 tons 8 cwt.  The load made newspaper headlines.

9 Oct 1925 ID S19251009001

By 1948 he graduated to driving lorries for British Railways.

ID S19480000001

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