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Ex Whippet Bedford VAL FFL 86D found in derelict condition
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:04:36 PM »
Bedford VAL 14 Duple Vega Major coach new to Whippet, Hilton, Cambs. In early 80's was rebuilt as showmans caravan by Harwood Body Builders, Horwich for showman Gilbert Chadwick at a cost of £25000
In 1988 it went to Austin Bros, Circus as a hospitality unit & circa 1993 to a private owner at Hoddesdon as a static caravan (last on road in 1989)
9/09 to Peter Parker, Ottershaw, Surrey. (preservation) who put it back on the road & was seen at The Ardingly Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show 11th July 2010, & also at The Great Dorset Steam Fair in September 2010.
12/10 to Brian Mayhead, Bradworth, Devon in who's ownership it appears to remain.
Pic via facebook

The same vehicle seen at Gt Dorset Steam Rally in 2010 (pic 'teapotcircus')
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