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This weekends fixture against Doncaster Knights in the British and Irish cup saw our sponsored athlete Callum Sheedy make a start for the first XV.
Bristol's 7 match unbeaten run came to an end after a 22-33 at the hands of the Knights, a much changed side lined up against a strong Doncaster team.
Callum went on to take his chance in the side well by scoring a conversion and penalty kick. Another good audition from the young fly half who will be hoping to keep his place for this weeks upcoming league fixture away to Jersey Reds.
We were recently involved in the open day at Callow Rock quarry in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on the 30th of September.
The day itself was a real success with over 2500 people attending the event, raising over £3,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was held by Aggregate industries, Block Plant, Wright's Concrete as well as others. So we thank them for putting on such a fantastic day.
As shown in the photos below our fleet was on display turning heads, including our Organ as well as some of our current plant.
It is always a good event and this year was no exception, roll on 2018!
Here we have found an article dating back to 1976 written by Volvo BM (formerly Anglo Swedish). It shows that even back then we were planning for a bright future, the 8 purchased Volvo 860s took our fleet to 30. Which at that time made it the largest privately owned fleet of Volvo trucks.
Roll forward 41 years and we are still going strong operating a construction fleet of over 170 items. Including dump trucks, excavators, dozers, loading shovels, crushers, screens, rollers etc.
Its safe to say the example set by Kelston Sparkes himself is still being followed today and long may it continue.
It was another tough weekend for Bristol United after a 27-47 loss to Bath United.
Kelston Sparkes sponsored athlete Bristol United's Callum Sheedy who captained the side for this weekends game against Bath United, was named man of the match for a second consecutive week.
It has been a bright start for the Bristol United fly half and we at Kelston Sparkes look forward to seeing that continue.
Look out for us in this months issue of Construction Plant News.
Last weekend was the Great Dorset Steam Fair in which we were present with two fine living boxes and a tractor. Our director Alan’s passion for everything steam can be seen whenever there is an event such as this one.
The 49th annual Great Dorset Steam Fair was the biggest yet. Playing host to countless steam engines, 6 music stages catering to everyone’s tastes, many craft stalls, numerous food/drink outlets and an estimated 250,000 visitors.
We were proud to be a part of this event. Roll on the 50th anniversary next year, may it be grander still!
An update from our recent visit to Torr works.
The focus of the visit was our crushing operations.
Below are a few photos from just one of our crushing set ups. On a weekly average 15-20000 tonne is crushed in this one set up alone.
Just a glimpse in to the sheer scale of work ongoing at Torr.
In early July we added a new low loader to our fleet. The Volvo FH16 makes a fine addition to our ever expanding fleet within the Kelston Sparkes Group. Dressed in KSG insignia and also sporting the names of our staff member's children this Volvo will certainly capture the eye whilst out transporting our various plant.
We have completed the earthworks for the North Plymouth Water Treatment works
The 4 new Volvo A40G's sign written and on their way to Torr Works Quarry