Pentland Garage

Straiton

About 6 miles south of the centre of Edinburgh

Pentland Garage Lorry with a large load

Pentland Garage Lorry with a large load

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Mycko whose father was a driver of one of the Pentland Garage lorries.

 

Pentland Garage

Thank you to Ian Mycko for sending me these three photos.

Ian wrote:

"Here are some photos of Sonny Swinton's lorries, taken by a friend of my dad.  My dad is the man at the front of of the front lorry in the middle photo below."

Pentland Garage Lorry with a large load   Pentland Garage Lorry with a large load   Pentland Garage Lorry with a large load

Ian added:

"The lorries were carrying tanks that were coming from Birmingham to British Leyland at Bathgate, now sadly gone.

I remember my dad telling me that as the lorries came through the village of Forth in Lanarkshire, he heard a pinging sound.  On closer investigation, he found that they had broken the overhead phone lines.  I bet the GPO were pleased!"

Ian Mycko, Gilmerton, Edinburgh:  June 13 +19, 2008

  

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