EAW022050 ENGLAND (1949). The Hampton Court Funfair in preparation on Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court Park, 1949

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Title [EAW022050] The Hampton Court Funfair in preparation on Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court Park, 1949
Reference EAW022050
Date 14-April-1949
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Place name HAMPTON COURT PARK
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 515252, 168889
Longitude / Latitude -0.34278036483868, 51.406806184549
National Grid Reference TQ153689

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Diamond T Model 980 The M19 Tank Transporter (US supply catalog designation G159) was a heavy tank transporter system used in World War II and into the 1950s. It consisted of a 12-ton 6x4 M20 Diamond T Model 980 truck and companion 12-wheel M9 trailer. Over 5,000 were produced, and employed by Allied armies throughout all theatres of war. It was superseded in the U.S. military by the M25 Tank Transporter during the war, but usefully redeployed in other tasks. It was superseded by the Thornycroft Antar in British service by the early 1950, though a few remained operational in units through 1971. Many of those sold off by the Army after the war were snapped up by heavy haulage and recovery specialists, notably Pickfords and Wynns, and they were a familiar sight on Britain's roads, pulling heavy lowloaders and fairground trailers or parked on garage forecourts, in readiness for a heavy rescue operation equipped as wreckers (breakdown recovery trucks). It suffered from "very limited off-road performance" as a result of only the two rear axles being driven. Today, many of the 70-year-old Diamond Ts can still be found in private ownership in Britain and frequently appear at historic vehicle shows.

Billy Turner
Wednesday 17th of February 2016 04:23:29 PM

Triggy
Friday 24th of January 2014 09:36:55 PM
Hampton Court Station

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Friday 3rd of January 2014 11:42:37 PM

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Friday 3rd of January 2014 11:40:15 PM
This is where the original three bridges were positioned Ilining up with Bridge Road) before the current bridge was designed by Lutyens in 1933 and positioned closer to the Palace.

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Friday 3rd of January 2014 11:39:37 PM
The Royal Mews

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Friday 3rd of January 2014 11:31:21 PM
Hampton Court Green

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 03:01:23 AM
Hampton Court House & grounds.

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 03:00:15 AM
The Cardinal Wolsey Public House & Hotel

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 02:58:10 AM
Hampton Court Bridge designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and opened in 1933 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII).

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 02:55:47 AM
Hampton Court Palace

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 02:53:51 AM
Home of Sir Christopher Wren.

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Thursday 2nd of January 2014 02:53:15 AM
Faraday House, Hampton Court - home of Michael Faraday.

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Tuesday 31st of December 2013 05:44:41 PM

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Hampton Court Palace

Alan McFaden
Wednesday 19th of November 2014 06:51:51 PM