DORMAN DIGEST -
15th May was the 20th (!) Annual Reunion for ex-
The name, which had been acquired by 'Lincoln Diesels' is now part of the Simplex-
Last year saw the Company Logo (once again) on display at an exhibition held in the Far East.
A recent discovery on the 'net had been the auction of a rare surviving car made
The Autocrat and the Ruston & Hornsby Car were brought together for the Dorman Centenary
in 1970 which was held at the Tixall Road site (pictures of the two cars appear in
Information has come to light re the events of 1970. However, I'm still trying to locate a list of the exhibits on display . The story of the 2 Cars is growing and the results are here tonight.
Great War Commemoration
Last year, there were events to mark the Centenary of the Great War. On the day before (3rd August) there was a Classic Car event held at Stafford Castle. This saw the appearance of the Autocrat Car, which attracted much attention. It has a temporary home at Perkins in Peterborough, and was ferried over by Edward Hinde and a colleague. The commentary was by David Bradbury, and the day saw many ex Dorman employees showing interest. Roy Astley was able to shed more light on the restoration project.
The highlight of the day was a photo-
The 'Tracks to Trenches' event held at the Apedale Railway was a great success, giving
visitors the chance to see 2J0 and 4J0 engines working in Simplex locos, in a total
recreation of the Great War NG railway system. For those who missed out on this event,
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