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Stories of Round Timber Haulage by Maurice H. Sanders

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This book is the first in a series of 3 books about timber and transport. For anyone who is interested in vintage commercial vehicles, this book has become a collector's item, containing nearly 200 photographs many from pre-war Kodak Brownie cameras, and packed with pictures of Latils, Leylands, Unipowers, Fodens, E.R.F.'s, Matadors, and many more in action moving large loads in the forest and on the roads.

Maurice Sanders spent four years compiling this book relating the stories of some of the characters of the timber trade across the county. It is dedicated to that small but highly skilled band of men and women, particularly during the last world war, who worked all hours and in all weathers, some with loss of limb or even life, to deliver logs to the hungry saws of the land.

When timber imports ceased around 1939, wood became an even more important raw material, the demands of the aircraft and boat building industries alone were phenomenal.

These fascinating stories are illustrated with a profusion of archive black and white photographs, most of which are previously unpublished.

The Author

Maurice Saunders was employed as a round timber haulier from demobilization in 1946 and into the fifties. With his thirty years in the timber trade he has collected stories and photographs which he has compiled into several titles including Men, Mud & Machines, Characters of Wood, Wurlitzer and Wesley, Giants of Timber Transport and Earth and Tree Moving in War and Peace Vol 1 and 2.

Black and White Photographs Throughout, Hardback book, 255mm x 190mm

Code No. 004383, 117 pages, ISBN 9781904686293, $37.00

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