Heritage Commercials

  • Morris Minor GPO and PO vans

    Morris Minor GPO and PO vans

    Chris Graham on 9th January 2022

    The Morris Minor vans used by the GPO and Post Office were a little bit different and had some unusual duties too, as Russ Harvey explains.

  • 1958 Thames 300E van

    1958 Thames 300E van

    Chris Graham on 17th December 2021

    William Houston owns a 1958 Thames 300E van which, amazingly, has just 310 miles on the clock. Bob Weir tells the story.

  • Post-war RAF fire appliances

    Post-war RAF fire appliances

    Chris Graham on 7th December 2021

    Mike and Julie Blenkinsop investigate the range of large and fascinating post-war RAF fire appliances, some of which still survive.

  • 90th anniversary Bedford celebration

    90th anniversary Bedford celebration

    Chris Graham on 5th December 2021

    A three-day 90th anniversary Bedford celebration attracted 93 examples of the marque. Nick Larkin reports from a fine event.

  • 1950 Leyland Hippo six-wheeler

    1950 Leyland Hippo six-wheeler

    Chris Graham on 30th November 2021

    Bob Tuck meets Richard and Andrew Green and their fine 1950 Leyland Hippo six-wheeler with an interesting history.

  • 1964 Bedford TK tipper

    1964 Bedford TK tipper

    Chris Graham on 18th November 2021

    Joseph Lewis discovers a newly restored 1964 Bedford TK tipper at this year's Bath & West Country Festival.

  • Rare 1959 AEC Regent

    Rare 1959 AEC Regent

    Chris Graham on 5th November 2021

    We meet Darryll Peters and his rare 1959 AEC Regent that was converted from double-decker bus into a breakdown wagon and mobile workshop.

  • International Autojumble at Beaulieu

    International Autojumble at Beaulieu

    Chris Graham on 3rd November 2021

    Charlie Waters, editor of Heritage Commercials magazine, enjoys a trip to the International Autojumble at Beaulieu.

  • Superb 1936 N1 Commer restoration

    Superb 1936 N1 Commer restoration

    Chris Graham on 29th October 2021

    Bob Tuck spotlights 1936 N1 Commer, and recounts the time and effort required to bring this fine slice of heritage back to life. 

  • Museum of Mid-Devon Life

    Museum of Mid-Devon Life

    Chris Graham on 29th September 2021

    Joseph Lewis visits the Museum of Mid-Devon Life in Tiverton, and discovers images of two interesting local companies and their equipment.

  • The business of bus recovery

    The business of bus recovery

    Chris Graham on 23rd September 2021

    Mike and Julie Blenkinsop take a nostalgic look at the business of bus recovery and the inventive ways operators have tackled it.

  • Ex-army Foden recovery vehicle

    Ex-army Foden recovery vehicle

    Chris Graham on 19th September 2021

    Bob Weir meets a commercial vehicle enthusiast with a particular interest in ex-army Foden recovery vehicles, winches and cranes.