conway wrote:Mark, I worked for wimpeys as a commercial trainee,fortunate to be sent to sites all over the country my last year with them was spent on a huge resevoir job in Milton Keynes,3o odd scrapers ,mainly ts 24 ,d8 d9.Some of the d8s,came from Motorways plant.Part of my job was to check the timesheets ,you never queried,the hours claimed.It was owned by Pat Barret,a brother of Jonny Barret who run wimpey plant worldwide,another was a wimpey director of contracts,Wally Barr,Name Changed.I believe that another Barret started Barret Homes.Talented guys Peter Mills took over from Jonny B,Peter was my boss A Scotsman Really new the plant game Great way with men,loved to hear any news on Peter
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Re: George Wimpey (Plant) Peter Mills was my grandad so wonderful to read you speaking of him. Rachael Mills x
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Just managed to find an old advert for Motorways Plant from about 1974. They were based in Masons Road in Stratford-on-Avon. Several of their 22RB draglines were used on the restoration of the River Avon between Evesham and Stratford between '69 and '74. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of them.
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