to our Humble abode, this website is to be a journey, through past ,
present and future, Whats it about i hear you ask? this is an
extraordinary journey of sweat blood and tears
is A Fowler DNB Double crank
compound 12 ton Steam Road Roller, Boiler number 17487 Reg
supplied new to Samuel Jackson, Wistaston Crewe,
in July 1929. It became part of their fleet of steam vehicles and
equipment that worked over a large area. Reports from previous drivers
told of working in the Bolton area and even into Yorkshire. It also
helped to roll the runways of Tern Hill airfield during W.W.II.
1958 Jacksons sold the roller to F.H.M contractors (Newcastle Under
Lyme). A lot of work was done by them in the Leek area and making the
A.34 through Newcastle into dual carriageway. The roller came to the
end of its working life by 3 problems
into a smokeless zone on the A.34.
Experienced Driver retired.
3] The engine
suffered a serious lack of power.
F.H.M decided to sell this
roller for scrap.
more about how we obtained this
roller on the history page
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2017 We are Back !
Back with Countless new projects, Pictures and ramblings.
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On the Way To Klondyke Mill Saturday 2nd
Little Stokes First Public Appearance Since 1969. Click here for more pictures
A Big Thank you goes to family friend Arthur
supplying us some coal
And Kevin Allen of 4k's
Joinery and his sidekick Bernard
Hallam For the Canopy