The Road Roller Association (RRA) was formed in 1974 by a handful of dedicated enthusiasts and they now have over 500 members in the U.K. and overseas.
One of the prime objectives of the RRA is to help encourage the preservation of Rollers, both Steam and Motor, and other items of road making equipment used by road making gangs, i.e. :-The above quote from there web site :- http://www.r-r-a.org.uk/* Roller living vans, once the home of the roller driver, wife and family * Stone crushers to prepare local stone for road use * Grit spreaders * Water carts * Tar and Asphalt boilers * Braziers * Road signs * Handtools * Other equipment used for road construction.
Not all members are roller owners and it is not necessary to be so to become a member. The RRA welcomes all those with an interest in road making in all its forms. Demonstrations are arranged at various locations of stone crushing and traditional road making, and members and others are encouraged to take part.
They put on displays of machinery and road mending/ building and have stands at several shows throughout the year. They have a selection of Road Roller related publications for sale. During 2008 they had a stand at;
- Belvoir Castle Show - Photo above
- Harewood House show with a display for the Pudsey Roller Appeal.
- Newark VTH show - Displaying a 4 ton Aveling Barford PH4 AG368 Ministry of supply roller, based on a Fordson Standard tractor, built in 1944.
Motor Roller RegisterEdit
The association are actively compiling a register of all known early motor rollers. And would welcome information on any more that are known to be in preservation in the UK or abroad.