First Viewing Of My Current Home . Swannington 92
HNR307D (1966) Albion Chieftain . CH3a. Ex-Clemersons Furniture Co. Loughborough .
Seen 22.1.92 Swannington . Leics. The truck was standing in the winter quarters of a Midlands showman , Arthur Fosset , who'd used it as a mobile shooting gallery between 1972-92 . Mechanically ok , brakes were shot though & bodywork a total joke .. all for £800 ! Photo - Dave Fawcett
Gavin's Albion at Glastonbury Festival 1990
UVF682H c(1952) 1969reg. Albion WD . HD23 . Ex-MOD .
Seen 20.6.90 Glastonbury Festival . Pilton . Somerset . Gavin's rig turned some heads when it arrived and caused a lot more to twitch when we rode on the back of it for a tour round the site on the Monday after the Babylon festival was over..this is the one that inadvertently started the 'riot' ...nothing to do with us just Eavis's security goons & him overreacting !!.. The truck it was a 6x4 10ton General Service army vehicle , originally fitted with an Albion EN257 10.45l petrol(!) engine . Gavin later sensibly sold it to a collector .!
Gavin's Albion HD23 at Glastonbury Festival 1990
UVF682H c(1952) (1969reg) Albion WD.HD23 . Ex-MOD 10Ton General Service Vehicle .
Seen 20.6.90 Pilton . Somerset . Originally fitted with an Albion EN257 10.5l petrol engine . After being involved inadvertently in the start of the riot after the festival Gavin resold it to a collector .
The Start of My Home At Clifton Hall . 1992
HNR307D (1966) Albion Chieftain CH3a. Ex-Clemerson's Furnture Co. Loughbourough .
Seen 21.2.92 Clifton Campville . Staffs . Once the remnants of the showman's shooting gallery had been removed this is what was left to start making a home with ...! Luckily I still had my Ex-BT Bedford TK seen parked in the background to live in . Photo = Dave Fawcett
My Albion Towing Adam's Out Of Shepshed Quarry '92
HNR307D (1966) Albion Chieftain Ch3a . 732 (1949) Albion Victor FT39AB . Ex-Watsons Garage . Guernsey 22 .
Seen Morley Quarry . Shepshed . Leics. For several months as their bus had no engine Adam & Lee needed rigid tows from several folks . At the end of this particular journey the chassis plate holding the shackle pin onto his bus snapped off , luckily just after we'd pulled off a main road onto the next site .!
Ben & Jo's WDHD23N . Petworth 2008
reg ? (1953) Albion WDHD23N . Ex-REME.
Seen 2008 Petworth . Sussex . They were trying to find a buyer for this HD23N whose EN287 engine had been removed . Eventually it found a new owner in Scotland in 2012 and the engine put back in . Photo = Ben .
My Albion At Roy's Farm , Ceauce . France 1994
HNR307D (1966) Albion Chieftain CH3a . Ex-Clemerson's Furniture Co. Loughbourough .
Seen 10.5.94 Ceauce . Normandy . I'd stopped at Roy's farm for the first 6 weeks I was in France and managed to make a 2 1/2L paint tin cover most of my home . Photo = Dave Fawcett
My Albion Chieftain & Critter's Austin Taxi ' 94
HNR307D (1966) Albion Chieftain Ch3a . AHV733T (1978) Austin Taxi .
Seen 12.10.94 Spain . Between France & Portugal ! I'd taken over towing the taxi after it had started to bend the rear chassis rail of Critter & Rachel's Bedford Pantechnicon !
Gavin's Albion , Post Riot . Pilton 1990
UVF682H c(1952) Albion WD.HD23 .
Seen 6.90 Pilton . Somerset . Becks , AEC John etc relaxing in the sun .. days earlier we'd had a serious run in with Eavis's security goons whilst tatting the site . Photo = Becks. Shearer .
Tom & Angela's FT35 Clansman
Q959UGL (1950) Albion FT35 Clansman .
Seen ? . After being restored as a show vehicle Tom & Angela fitted the back out as a camper and travelled around Europe for a few years . They are now retired in France , but the Clansman is still in England , owned by David Shearman & known as Q-Ugly ! Photo = Angela Brittle .
Kev's Claymore Removals Lorry . 2011
685EOM (1961) Albion Claymore CL3AL 51311.E. Sparshatt . Taylor Transport . Burnham & Reading .
Seen 2011 . Kev was making use of the truck's side doors for access . Photo = Gary Conway .
Kev's Claymore . Ex-Removals Lorry 2017
685EOM (1961) Albion Claymore CL3AL 51311.E . Sparshatt . Taylor Transport . Burnham & Reading .
Seen 2017 . Starting to look weathered . Photo = Karlos