1895 Aveling & Porter R10 finds new home

Posted by Chris Graham on 22nd August 2023

Peter Love reports on Alan Gregg’s new acquisition, the 1895 Aveling & Porter R10 steam roller, Lady Patricia.

1895 Aveling & Porter R10

Aveling & Porter R10: Seen at the 2019 Innishannon Show, in soft ground conditions, when Lady Patricia was back on the road. (Pic: Peter Love)

Keen vehicle enthusiast Alan Gregg, from Belgooley, in County Cork, has recently joined the ranks of steam engine owners with the purchase of 1895 Aveling & Porter R10 No. 3482 Lady Patricia, from County Wexford. He’s recently had the roller in steam, but his wife has just given birth to twins so he’s busy with domestic duties.

Aveling & Porter R10

The roller with its previous owner, before it was re-restored. (Pic: Alan Gregg Collection)

The roller had been under restoration for some years, and appeared at Innishannon in 2019 in running-in condition. He hopes to have the engine out and about later in the year. He’s also recently acquired the ex-Alan Jenkins and very original International WK-40, which runs so well and was part of the HJ Pugh Jenkins sale a few years ago. It was the stand-out tractor at the recent Innishannon Show. 

Alan’s daughter tries out the footplate on No. 3482, and looks forward to steering the engine in the future. (Pic: Alan Gregg)

The roller was acquired by Bomford & Evershed from its predecessors R&B Bomford, in 1924. It was recorded as being sold to Britannia Metals of Cheltenham around 1957, and its original registration was NX 387. Old Glory wishes Alan every success with the roller and all his lovely old machinery, including his cars.

Looking good with its new owner, Lady Patricia features rubber on its rolls. (Pic: Alan Gregg)

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