My Life with The

WHITBREAD SHIRES

by John Sparks

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 WHITBREAD RIDES DRAY

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John Sparks, John Payne, Bob Gane, Ray Perriam and Geoff Wythe purchased a Whitbread dray at the Peterborough show auction in March 2009 and are restoring and painting it so it can be used to give rides again.

This dray was originally a dray used for delivering beer around the City of London and made into a rides dray at the Whitbread hop farm.
It was bought from Whitbread by Banham zoo who used it for a number of years to give rides around the zoo.

Bob Gane

John Sparks cleaning the grease off the wheels

The dray standing in the auction at Peterborough

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  John Payne sanding the splinter bar

The top of the dray and dickie seat with the undercoat on.

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The top coat going on

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Under dray
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