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Reply moomooland01
5:26 PM on August 29, 2017 

Graham Phillips says...

Hi, Paul, love the new look web site. never get tired of looking at the photos they were happy days working for Becks.

 

regards Graham.

 

ps. hope you are keeping well.

Hi Graham,

Thanks for your comments pleased you like the new look website.

Getting there slowly should have my results this Thursday 31/8, hoping i get the all clear.


Regards Paul (Admin)

Reply Graham Phillips
3:50 AM on August 27, 2017 

Hi, Paul, love the new look web site. never get tired of looking at the photos they were happy days working for Becks.

 

regards Graham.

 

ps. hope you are keeping well.

Reply moomooland01
5:11 PM on July 28, 2017 

Ron Randolph-Wall says...
I currently own Fred Neild's 1951 Rolls Royce WOF5. Your site and Thomas Neild site was excellent so I might learn of these pioneers
Thanks for your comment have you got a recent photograph of the vehicle we could post on the site by any chance?

Regards Paul (Admin)

Reply Ron Randolph-Wall
3:43 PM on July 28, 2017 
I currently own Fred Neild's 1951 Rolls Royce WOF5. Your site and Thomas Neild site was excellent so I might learn of these pioneers
Reply moomooland01
1:05 PM on July 28, 2017 

Tony Carter says...
A fascinating web site, thank you Irene Beck for pointing me to it on Facebook Stockport Memories.
Thanks for your comments glad you like the site.

Regards Paul (Admin)

Reply Tony Carter
5:07 AM on July 28, 2017 
A fascinating web site, thank you Irene Beck for pointing me to it on Facebook Stockport Memories.
Reply moomooland01
2:25 AM on February 26, 2017 

Ray says...

Remember the Commers coming up Hyde road in Ardwick. You could hear them coming from miles away. One of my neighbours drove for Becks for a short while, think it was early 60s, he drove a Bedford OS (?). Not seen any pics of these. Wonder if he would be remembered seeing as his name was (is) Leonard Fairclough.

Hi Ray,

Thank you for your comments.

If you look at the Other Marques section here... http://edwardbeck.webs.com/othermarques.htm you will see a couple of pictures showing Beck's Bedford OS tractor units.

Regards Paul

Reply Ray
9:25 PM on February 25, 2017 

Remember the Commers coming up Hyde road in Ardwick. You could hear them coming from miles away. One of my neighbours drove for Becks for a short while, think it was early 60s, he drove a Bedford OS (?). Not seen any pics of these. Wonder if he would be remembered seeing as his name was (is) Leonard Fairclough.

Reply Graham Phillips
2:09 PM on December 1, 2016 

Once again looking at the happy days that l spent working for Beck`s, great website.

thanks Paul

Reply Steve Phillips
5:12 PM on May 31, 2016 

Terry Walker says...

 

Hi Terry how it going Beck was good to work for and you was a good mate to

 

Regards Steve


 

Reply moomooland01
6:21 AM on May 11, 2016 

John Collins says...

Hi Paul, 

My dad used to work for Edward Beck and Sons Ltd in the late 60's after leaving the army. I can't wait to show him the website he will love it.

Many thanks,

John Collins

Hi John,

Many thanks for getting in touch i hope your dad enjoys the trip down memory lane when you show him the website.


Should he by any chance have any old pictures from those days at Beck's it would be great if you could let me know. :) 

All the best.

Regards Paul

Reply moomooland01
6:17 AM on May 11, 2016 

Garry Bradshaw says...

yes that is Jack Bradshaw  (my dad) 4th from the right in the Driver group photo

he is retired and living in Rhyl

Hi Garry,

Many thanks for the update pleased to hear Jack is enjoying his retirement.

Regards Paul

Reply John Collins
6:00 AM on May 11, 2016 

Hi Paul, 

My dad used to work for Edward Beck and Sons Ltd in the late 60's after leaving the army. I can't wait to show him the website he will love it.

Many thanks,


John Collins

Reply Garry Bradshaw
5:39 PM on May 4, 2016 

yes that is Jack Bradshaw  (my dad) 4th from the right in the Driver group photo

he is retired and living in Rhyl

Reply moomooland01
3:37 PM on December 30, 2015 

Neil Bennett says...

* In the 1960s the Caterpillar/Bowmaker depot at Cannock was going great guns as Britain's motorway network was being built. Our family stopped outside it on our way to the Lake District...as a child I peered through the railings and couldn't take my eyes off the hundred or so brand new shiny monsters parked in front.

* I am researching and writing a book on 'Merryweather & Sons'...can I have permission to screen-grab the picture of the ex-fire brigade Merryweather TL in operation near the Bradford Road gas works

 

Hi Neil,

Thank you for your comments fortunately this is a Stobart free site ;)

No problem regarding the picture please feel free to use it.

As regards the family conection you mentioned the answer is no.

Regards Paul

Reply Neil Bennett
6:14 PM on December 29, 2015 

* In the 1960s the Caterpillar/Bowmaker depot at Cannock was going great guns as Britain's motorway network was being built. Our family stopped outside it on our way to the Lake District...as a child I peered through the railings and couldn't take my eyes off the hundred or so brand new shiny monsters parked in front.

* I am researching and writing a book on 'Merryweather & Sons'...can I have permission to screen-grab the picture of the ex-fire brigade Merryweather TL in operation near the Bradford Road gas works? I will acknowledge Edward Beck and Sons (or as you request) as owner of the photo. Is it known what year the work was being done?

* Superb web-site...100 times better than Eddie Stobart with all his foreign-made wagons...!

* (  Just a thought...could there be a family connection with the late "Cliff Beck"? He was an engineer, inventor and had his own company and was associated with the London /Hertfordshire firm "Sceomak".  )


Reply Stephen Arrandale
5:04 AM on May 17, 2015 

...noticed that there was a digitally coloured picture on your site, and was wondering whether you would give me permission to   do the same to some of the original pictures. I am in the process of colourising Old Stockport and you are very much a part of the history of the place.

Regards

Stephen Arrandale

Stephen Arrandale.

 

 

Reply Terry Walker
8:53 AM on March 26, 2015 

Terry Walker says...

Hi Paul I've lost your e-mail address.

Could you send it to me again.

May have a couple of pic's you may be interested in.

Brilliant site,fantastic pictures.

It brought happy memories back because I worked for them for a short while in the late sixty's early seventee's.

Keep up the good work.

Reply Steve Phillips
6:56 PM on June 19, 2014 

 

Hi Davina lilley

 

I work with your Dad Arthur a good mate and good fun to work with he was cool sorry to hear he past away in 2007 hope to see the photos of him at Becks.

 

regards Steve Phillips


Reply Graham Phillips
4:14 PM on June 5, 2014 

Hi Davina lilley

I work with your Dad Arthur Fryers a good man to work with sorry to hear he past away in 2007 hope to see the photos of him at Becks.

regards Graham Phillips

Reply Tim Blockley
5:04 AM on June 4, 2014 
Hi Paul/teddy My farther used to supply milk to them and he bought a mini car off teddy when he Lived in hale barns which had a private number on Which my farther still has now! My farther (Edward Blockley ) would like to Talk to teddy again if it was possible Regards Tim Blockley
Reply moomooland01
11:36 AM on March 26, 2014 

Davina lilley (fryers) says...

Hi great to see my dad Arthur Fryers on the photos,he past away in 2007 but I do have some photographs that you may won't to add to the site, I also remember the wagon called sue and dad taking us to the carnival in the wagon.

Hi Davina,

 

Thank you for getting in touch,

 

Have tried to send you an email but it keeps bouncing back as failed.

 

Regards Paul.

 

Reply Davina lilley (fryers)
3:35 PM on March 24, 2014 

Hi great to see my dad Arthur Fryers on the photos,he past away in 2007 but I do have some photographs that you may won't to add to the site, I also remember the wagon called sue and dad taking us to the carnival in the wagon. 

Reply Nathan Snir
5:47 AM on January 4, 2014 

Impressive.

Sad that so many brands ceased to exist.

You should keep your industry going and look after it first and foremost!!! It is your future.

Reply John Harrington
5:45 AM on December 22, 2013 

Contractors bought three ex Pickfords vehicles inMarch 1955. They were Pickfords 7872/3/5 and were taken over from John Young of Glasgow in May 1951.

FGD394 ERF CI6 11/47

HGB631 Foden HG6/12  1/50

HYS184  Foden FGTU6/20  11/50

Reply Graham Phillips
2:12 PM on December 20, 2013 

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all 

Reply moomooland01
9:27 AM on October 15, 2013 

Steve Phillips says...

Hiya Paul

It was a pleasure talking to you on Monday. This is a great site you have created here, it has brought back many great memories from the old days. Seeing some of these loads and old colleagues on this site is fantastic.

It was great to have a conversation with Mr Beck Jnr and Mrs Beck after all these years.

I will be posting the photos I have to you this week with some notes regarding each of them.

Cheers

Steve

 

Hi Steve,

Many thanks for sending the photographs and detailed info much appreciated.

Will be posting them on the site over the coming weeks.

Regards Paul

Reply Steve Phillips
2:45 PM on October 8, 2013 

Hiya Paul

It was a pleasure talking to you on Monday. This is a great site you have created here, it has brought back many great memories from the old days. Seeing some of these loads and old colleagues on this site is fantastic.

It was great to have a conversation with Mr Beck Jnr and Mrs Beck after all these years.

 

I will be posting the photos I have to you this week with some notes regarding each of them.

Cheers

Steve

Reply Graham
6:33 AM on October 2, 2013 

Hi Gary

l worked a long side your dad Jack Bradshaw sometime as a mate but it was my brother Steve Phillips that was his mate at Becks it would be nice to ask your Dad if he can remember the twins Graham & Steve Phillips at Becks late 60s.regards

Graham

Reply moomooland01
1:33 PM on October 1, 2013 

Graham says...

Hi Paul/Teddy

I just love this site happy memorys of the time l work at Becks as it was known then, keep looking at the men l worked with the wagons l worked on happy days will keep looking and enjoying.regards Graham Phillips

Hi Graham,

Pleased you like the site and many thanks for your support.

 

Also thank you for sending the picture of you at Salford Docks which now appears at the top of the Your Pictures Gallery :)

 

Regards Paul

Reply Graham Phillips
12:06 PM on October 1, 2013 

Hi Paul/Teddy

I just love this site happy memorys of the time l work at Becks as it was known then, keep looking at the men l worked with the wagons l worked on happy days will keep looking and enjoying.regards Graham Phillips

Reply moomooland01
5:32 AM on August 5, 2013 

bob newton says...

my dad used to work as a lorry driver for Edward beck back in the late 60:s. his name was ralph newton, but I think he called himself bill. does anybody remember him?

Hi Bob,

Thanks for taking the time and getting in touch.

Hopefully someone looking in will remember your father and will leave a comment on this page.

You wouldn't by any chance have any old photographs of when your father worked at Becks would you?

Regards Paul

 

Reply moomooland01
5:25 AM on August 5, 2013 

Kerri says...

hi i was wondering if anyone remembers my grandfather stan morley? i believe he worked here 1960ish?

kerri.

HI Kerri,

Have been in touch with Teddy Beck but he says with there being so many employees it is sometimes hard to remember individuals.

Do you know what job he had and how long he worked there.

Regards Paul

Reply bob newton
3:31 PM on August 2, 2013 

my dad used to work as a lorry driver for Edward beck back in the late 60:s. his name was  ralph newton, but I think he called himself bill. does anybody remember him?

Reply Kerri
6:32 AM on July 30, 2013 

hi i was wondering if anyone remembers my grandfather stan morley? i believe he worked here 1960ish?


kerri.

Reply Dave Moran
5:42 AM on June 17, 2013 

Just a fond remark on Teddys trousers. Looking at all his old photos he sure liked um high :) Pull um up boy, pull um up. :lol:

Reply Jo Minne
9:37 AM on June 3, 2013 

What a brilliant site!  It's great to learn more about the Company and the big yellow trucks and abnormal loads whichI heard so much about over the years.  The photographs are brilliant and I even recognise some of the names mentioned in your guestbook from my Dad's own reminiscences.

Jo Minne, daughter of Barbara Northrop (secretary) and Philip Minne (driver) and niece to Irene Northrop and Teddy Beck

Reply Jamie Powell
4:26 AM on May 26, 2013 

Fantastic photos & information.

Thank you from Jamie Powell, Manx Machinery , Isle Of Man

Reply moomooland01
11:36 AM on April 11, 2013 

Callum Beck says...

Hi,

i have been looking at this site for a while with my dad because he is edwards nephew so that makes edward my great uncle and teddy my second cousin. ive always wanted to know more about my family and its background.

My family is very small and i would love to find out some more information..

if needs be my dad Tom can be contact on [email protected] any time.

I hope you respond.

Thanks Callum

 

Hi Callum,

Have sent you a personal email with the relevant contact details :)

Regards Paul

 

Reply Callum Beck
5:34 PM on April 4, 2013 

Hi,

i have been looking at this site for a while with my dad because he is edwards nephew so that makes edward my great uncle and teddy my second cousin. ive always wanted to know more about my family and its background.

 

My family is very small and i would love to find out some more information..

 

if needs be my dad Tom can be contact on [email protected] any time.

 

I hope you respond.

 

Thanks Callum

Reply will jones
6:39 AM on January 16, 2013 

great site

Will Jones

 

Reply Mick Webber
9:45 AM on January 6, 2013 

I love the picture of the Thomas Neild Foden unit towing a London trolleybus. Is it possible to get a copy of this for my collection?

Reply moomooland01
7:09 AM on November 11, 2012 

Tim says...

Well done on a great website Paul.

Thank you for your support Tim, it is much appreciated :)

Reply moomooland01
7:08 AM on November 11, 2012 

Malfisher says...

great new article and photos on Nields

Pleased you like it will be adding more pictures and detailed information regarding Thomas Nield & Son Ltd over the coming weeks.

Thanks to Teddy Beck this piece of local transport history, which otherwise would have been lost, can now be documented.

Reply Malfisher
5:36 AM on November 11, 2012 

great new article and photos on Nields 

Reply Tim
2:06 PM on November 10, 2012 

Well done on a great website Paul. 

Reply moomooland01
8:51 AM on October 1, 2012 

Neil Heginbotham says...

Re-ABERTHAW FISHER: ODB 793 WAS DRIVEN AT THIS TIME BY ROBBIE BROWNLEE AND THE MATES WERE JED COLLINS AND ( MYSELF ) NEIL HEGINBOTHAM. THE MOVE TOOK PLACE AT BRIGHTON POWER STATION, AND THE LOAD WAS AN 82 TON STATOR , WHICH WAS BEING SHIPPED TO ENGLISH ELECTRIC AT TRAFFORD PARK FOR RE-WINDING. THE MOVE TOOK PLACE ON A VERY DAMP SATURDAY MORNING AND THE FODEN COULD NOT MAINTAIN TRACTION ON THE VERY STEEP STEEL AND TIMBER RAMPS ONTO THE VESSEL, SO THE CREW RAN OUT THE SHIPS WINCH AND PULLED THE LOAD ABOARD WHILST THE FODEN STEERED. THE LAST PHOTO SHOWS JED CLIMBING ONTO THE REVERSING FODEN, AND ME SLIDING DOWN THE STEEL RAMP. FOUR DAYS LATER WE MEET THE SHIP AT LIVERPOOL AND TOWED THE LOAD TO TRAFFORD PARK VIA THE EAST LANCS ROAD. THE GROSS WEIGHT FOR THIS LOAD WAS ARUOND 120 TONS.

Hi Neil,

Many thanks for the valuable information much appreciated.

Have incorporated your interesting comments into the picture descriptions have you any idea what year it was by any chance?

Reply Neil Heginbotham
8:07 AM on October 1, 2012 

Re-ABERTHAW FISHER:  ODB 793 WAS DRIVEN AT THIS TIME BY ROBBIE BROWNLEE AND THE MATES WERE JED COLLINS AND ( MYSELF ) NEIL HEGINBOTHAM. THE MOVE TOOK PLACE AT BRIGHTON POWER STATION, AND THE LOAD WAS AN 82 TON STATOR , WHICH WAS BEING SHIPPED TO ENGLISH ELECTRIC AT TRAFFORD PARK FOR RE-WINDING. THE MOVE TOOK PLACE ON A VERY DAMP SATURDAY MORNING AND THE FODEN COULD NOT MAINTAIN TRACTION ON THE VERY STEEP STEEL AND TIMBER RAMPS ONTO THE VESSEL, SO THE CREW RAN OUT THE SHIPS WINCH AND PULLED THE LOAD ABOARD WHILST THE FODEN STEERED. THE LAST PHOTO SHOWS JED CLIMBING ONTO THE REVERSING FODEN, AND ME SLIDING DOWN THE STEEL RAMP. FOUR DAYS LATER WE MEET THE SHIP AT LIVERPOOL AND TOWED THE LOAD TO TRAFFORD PARK VIA THE EAST LANCS ROAD. THE GROSS WEIGHT FOR THIS LOAD WAS ARUOND 120 TONS.

Reply robin
11:31 AM on September 26, 2012 

I think the picture of the Scammell running light with bogies was taken by Arthur Ingram and the location is the M1 not the M6. I will dig the neg out when I find some more time.

Reply Derek Hansen
9:42 AM on August 22, 2012 

Great site!

I was wondering if Edward Beck ever hauled or used any of the 80 Ton Tilt bed trailers designed by Cranes(Dereham) in 1943 but made by Elliot & Garrod around 1946?

Derek