Some of our lorries are displayed at the Milestones Living History Museum along with other vehicles and exhibits. They represent some of the types which are detailed in the Model Range pages, covering the period 1919 to 1926.
This Type J lorry was delivered to the War Office on 28 March 1916, and is one of about 5,000 Js produced by Thornycroft during WW1 for the military. Many ex-military lorries which survived WW1 went into civilian use, as did this one which was sold in 1919 to W J Rothwell of Bolton.
Civil Type J
This Type J was delivered to the War Office on 6 July 1917 as a general service lorry. It was reconstructed by the HMAS as a solid top van. Civil Type Js had a lower bonnet line than military versions.
This Type X was built on 26 September 1919 and delivered to the Tenbury Wells area where it spent all its working life. It was bought by the HMAS in good working order from a farmer who is believed to have displayed it at fêtes and other events. The vehicle needed very little work before it went on display.
Type A1 Tanker
Six A1 tankers were sold to Shell in 1925/26. This vehicle has been restored by the Museums Service, and, like other such projects, was the subject of much detective work to find the more elusive parts needed for its restoration.
More about the restoration project.