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=== Origins ===
 
=== Origins ===
 
[[Image:Pickfords_at_GDSF_08_-_2_Diamond_T_and_Scammell_Contractor_IMG_0777.jpg|thumb|A Haualage demonstration at [[GDSF]] in 2008, 3 ex pickfords trucks (2 [[Diamond T]]'s and a [[Scammell Contractor]] are pulled by 3 steam tractors round the haulage ring hill.]]
 
[[Image:Pickfords_at_GDSF_08_-_2_Diamond_T_and_Scammell_Contractor_IMG_0777.jpg|thumb|A Haualage demonstration at [[GDSF]] in 2008, 3 ex pickfords trucks (2 [[Diamond T]]'s and a [[Scammell Contractor]] are pulled by 3 steam tractors round the haulage ring hill.]]
[[File:GUY_Vixen_-_784_XUG_-_pickfords_furniture_van_-_M2255_at_Wolverhampton_11_-_IMG_8167.jpg|thumb|A [[Guy Vixen]] bodied as a [[furniture van]] in the livery of Pickfords fleet no. M2255]]
 
   
 
The earliest record is of a William Pickford, a carrier who worked south of Manchester in 1630. In 1646 a north-country yeoman by the name of Thomas Pickford had his lands confiscated by Parliament for gun-running and supporting the Cavaliers]] during the English Civil War.<ref name=pickfords>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/about-pickfords-removal-company-uk/aboutpickfords_history2.htm (Pickfords web site)] Pickfords history from 1630 to 2005, A Complete History of Pickfords Moving and Storage </ref>
 
The earliest record is of a William Pickford, a carrier who worked south of Manchester in 1630. In 1646 a north-country yeoman by the name of Thomas Pickford had his lands confiscated by Parliament for gun-running and supporting the Cavaliers]] during the English Civil War.<ref name=pickfords>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/about-pickfords-removal-company-uk/aboutpickfords_history2.htm (Pickfords web site)] Pickfords history from 1630 to 2005, A Complete History of Pickfords Moving and Storage </ref>
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===Heavy Haulage===
 
===Heavy Haulage===
In 1942 the Heavy Haulage division moves Mulberry harbour sections (temporary harbour) to sea launching sites prior to them being towed across the channel for the "D-day" landings.
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In 1942 the Heavy Haulage division moves Mulberry harbour sections (temporary harbour) to sea launching sites prior to them being towed across the channel for the "D-day" landings.
   
 
As part of the NFC they were involved in a wide range of haulage activities including heavy haulage (moving oversize loads) during the 1950s to 80s. The company absorbed several well known haulage companies during this period but then withdrew from this sector. A number of former Pickfords vehicles have been preserved and can be seen at events, demonstrating moving outsize loads along with the earlier [[steam tractors]](photo above).
 
As part of the NFC they were involved in a wide range of haulage activities including heavy haulage (moving oversize loads) during the 1950s to 80s. The company absorbed several well known haulage companies during this period but then withdrew from this sector. A number of former Pickfords vehicles have been preserved and can be seen at events, demonstrating moving outsize loads along with the earlier [[steam tractors]](photo above).
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| [[PUC 745]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || [[1955]] || ? ton || M1011<!-- fleet no --> || Owner ? || {{noimage}} || On [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
 
| [[PUC 745]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || [[1955]] || ? ton || M1011<!-- fleet no --> || Owner ? || {{noimage}} || On [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
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| [[UXC 619]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || year ? || ? ton || M1833 || owner ? || [[File:Scammel_constructor_-_UXC_619_-_Pickfords_-_M1833_-_Ardingly_2011_-_IMG_4511.jpg|150px]] || At [[Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show]]
 
 
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| [[VXD 530]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Junior Constructor|Junior Constructor]] 6x4 || 1958 || ? ton || M2070 || [[Paul Hammond collection]] || [[File:Pickfords_Scammell_constructor_VXD_530_-_Resolute_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8377.jpg|150px]] ||At [[Rushden Transport Cavalcade]] 2008 & [[Belvoir Castle show]] 2009
 
| [[VXD 530]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Junior Constructor|Junior Constructor]] 6x4 || 1958 || ? ton || M2070 || [[Paul Hammond collection]] || [[File:Pickfords_Scammell_constructor_VXD_530_-_Resolute_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8377.jpg|150px]] ||At [[Rushden Transport Cavalcade]] 2008 & [[Belvoir Castle show]] 2009
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| [[VXD 551]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Highwayman]] 4x2 || 1958 || ?ton || Fleet no ? || owner || {{noimage}} ||
 
| [[VXD 551]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Highwayman]] 4x2 || 1958 || ?ton || Fleet no ? || owner || {{noimage}} ||
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| [[784 XUG]] || [[Guy Motors]] || [[Guy Vixen]] || ? || - || M2255 || ? || [[File:GUY_Vixen_-_784_XUG_-_pickfords_furniture_van_-_M2255_at_Wolverhampton_11_-_IMG_8167.jpg|150px]] || [[Wolverhampton Transport Rally]] 2011
 
 
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| [[ESJ 622]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor]] || 195 || ? ton || M2301 || [[Tony Jordan]] || {{Noimage}} ||
 
| [[ESJ 622]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor]] || 195 || ? ton || M2301 || [[Tony Jordan]] || {{Noimage}} ||
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| [[ALR 177B]] || [[Atkinson]] || [[Atkinson Semi-Bonneted]]<br>(specials) || 1964 || ? ton || M3444 || Bob Moody || [[File:Atkinson_-_semi-bonneted_ALR_177B_-_Picfords_M3444_ballast_tractor_-_Pickering_09_-_IMG_2930.jpg|150px]] || at [[Pickering Steam Rally]] 2009
 
| [[ALR 177B]] || [[Atkinson]] || [[Atkinson Semi-Bonneted]]<br>(specials) || 1964 || ? ton || M3444 || Bob Moody || [[File:Atkinson_-_semi-bonneted_ALR_177B_-_Picfords_M3444_ballast_tractor_-_Pickering_09_-_IMG_2930.jpg|150px]] || at [[Pickering Steam Rally]] 2009
 
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| [[TSY 332]] || [[Diamond T]] || ? || ? || ? || M4052 || ? || [[File:Pickfords TSY 332.jpg|150px]] || At [[Wirral Transport Museum]] Rally 2008 + [[Southport Vintage rally]]
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| [[TSY 332]] || [[Diamond T]] || ? || ? || ? || M4052 || ? || To add || At [[Southport Vintage rally]]
 
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| [[GXC 554]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Chain Drive]] || [[1943]] || ? ton || M4125 || ? || {{Noimage}} || on [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
 
| [[GXC 554]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Chain Drive]] || [[1943]] || ? ton || M4125 || ? || {{Noimage}} || on [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
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| [[KYY 254D]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Highwayman]] || [[1966]] || 28 ton GTW || M4152|| Dave Walker || {{noimage}} || Seen on Traction Talk
 
 
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| [[GXV 657]] || Scammell || ? || ? || ? || M4227 || Frank Hardern || [[Image:Scammell_GXV_657.JPG|150px]] || At [[Shugborough Hall Rally]]
 
| [[GXV 657]] || Scammell || ? || ? || ? || M4227 || Frank Hardern || [[Image:Scammell_GXV_657.JPG|150px]] || At [[Shugborough Hall Rally]]
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| [[PUC 475]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || 1955 || ? ton || M8935 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] & Llandudno 2009
 
| [[PUC 475]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || 1955 || ? ton || M8935 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] & Llandudno 2009
 
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{{BRS+NFC group}}
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{{Heavy Haulage contractors}}
 
{{Heavy Haulage contractors}}
   
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[[Category:Pickfords]]
 
[[Category:Pickfords]]
 
[[Category:Heavy Haulage Contractors]]
 
[[Category:Heavy Haulage Contractors]]
[[Category:Company fleets]]
 
[[Category:Transport companies of the United Kingdom]]
 
[[Category:Transport companies of Australia]]
 
[[Category:Allied Pickfords]]
 
[[Category:Former nationalised industries of the United Kingdom]]
 
[[Category:BRS subsidiaries]]
 
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