Viewing entries posted in September 2017

1976 Volvo BM Article. "Kelston Sparkes - Biggest Privately Owned Volvo Fleet"

Posted by Freddie Lines on 27 September 2017

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.

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Construction Plant News September 2017

Posted by Freddie Lines on 1 September 2017

Look out for us in this months issue of Construction Plant News.

 

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

Posted by Freddie Lines on 1 September 2017

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!

 

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