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HISTORY OF THE WHITBREAD RIDES DRAY

John Payne, John Sparks, Bob Gane, Ray Perriam and Geoff Wythe purchased an old 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.

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John Sparks cleaning the grease off the wheels

The top of the dray and dickie seat with the undercoat

on. Geoff Wythe having a break with a cup of tea.

Bob Gane and John Payne sanding the splinter bar

John Payne filling in the splinter bar ready

for the undercoat

Bob Gane sanding the paint work ready to be undercoated 

Bob Gane sanding the splinter bar

 

 

 

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Transporting the dray back from Banham Zoo

The dray standing in the auction at Peterborough

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Bob Gane and John Payne finishing the red paint on the underneath of the dray

How the dray looked when we

first bought it back in March 2009

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John Sparks tightening wheel nuts after painting wheel.

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