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2001  LONDON to BRIGHTON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RUN

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1929 Dennis 

 5 cwt Trayback Lorry 

BRIEF HISTORY of DENNIS

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The engines for these Commercial vehicles were supplied  the Coventry company of  White and Poppe and  Dennis Brother took over the Company in 1918. This became the Dennis engine plant  until the early 1930's.


Dennis built 1700 'Subsidy' trucks that were supplied to  the British War department , during the  1914 - 1918  great war .


At the end of www1 Dennis

introduced a new  2.5 ton trucks, and in 1926 had expanded the range  to Payloads that covered 4, 5, and 6 tons,  This was quite a large  range of trucks and became quite a common site on British roads.  Mostly powered by 347 cu inch 4 cylinder petrol engine.  (5.7 litre)


 Brief History  of Dennis   continues p12



                The Surrey 
Vintage Vehicle Society  

2001   LONDON to BRIGHTON COMMERCIAL

VEHICLE RUN

The Historical Commercial Vehicle Society   40th Annual London to Brighton Run.  

 Official program  says.


A14 1929 Dennis  5 cwt flatbed Lorry -  This vehicle spent most of its working life  at Trowbridge Dairies in  Wiltshire. It was then exhibited at the Dargate museum until its closure,   when it was sold and undertook promotional work for Red Lion Breweries.   Obtained by Borough Green Sawmills in 1997 and has since been  completely restored.

Entered by  P. Smith of Sutton Valence, Ken