This gallery contains a selection of photographs showing many of the Ford Thames Traders that were operated by Edward Beck over the years.
A number are in the livery of Edward's early originally owned companies while others are in Edward Beck & Son Ltd heavy haulage fleet company livery.
Pictured here in 1960 are just three of the many Thames Trader four wheeler tippers that Edward Beck ran in the livery of 'Contractors (Manchester) Ltd' which was one of Edward Beck's originally owned companies that concentrated on demolition, building & civil engineering works.
Edward Beck & Son (Plant Hire) Ltd also ran this 1967 registered Thames Trader which was fitted with one of the original waste disposal units manufactured by Powell - Duffryn.
These portable waste disposal units were the forerunners of the kind of skips and waste containers we see all over the country today.
Another shot of Thames Trader four wheeler flat Reg No WJA 899.
Fitted with an Atlas hydraulic crane it is seen here in 1968 at a chemical plant after unloading a piece of machinery on behalf R & J Dempster who were constructional gas and chemical plant engineers, producing gasholders, gas works plant and chemical plant equipment.
This 1965 registered Thames Trader tipper was one of many that were purchased by Beck's after the closure of Thomas Nield & Son Ltd of Gatley.
Reg No CND 8C is pictured here on the weighbridge at Greg Street depot in 1966 still in Thomas Nield and Son Ltd livery, apart from the addition of an Edward Beck & Son Ltd headboard.
Thames Trader 4x2 tractor unit Reg No CJA 848C, a brand new addition to the fleet in 1965 is parked in front of Foden 4x2 tractor unit Reg No KDB 703.
Thames Trader 4x2 tractor unit Reg No CJA 848C is seen here in 1966 loaded with industrial boiler equipment while working for Allied Ironfounders Ltd of Audenshaw near Manchester.
Taken over by Glynwed International in 1969 Allied IronfoundersLtd had designed and produced the first solid fuel combined cooker and water heater back in 1946, commonly known today as an AGA.