Transport is very much part of the public face of a brewery company, and good transport is crucial to its efficient operation.
Arthur Ingram’s story of Whitbread’s transport covers a lot of ground from the beginning of the nineteenth century when horses and mules were the only options.
At the beginning of the twentieth century and the great days of brewery amalgamation Whitbread companies made much use of steam wagons – Foden, Sentinel and others.
In the 1920s electric vehicles arrived at Whitbread, remaining until the 1940s. However, the bulk of the book is given over to petrol propulsion, with a 1909 Dennis being the first of many bought from the Guildford manufacturer. Over the following years lorries from most of the other manufacturers came under the Whitbread wing and are represented by the many fully captioned photographs in this book.
Arthur Ingram take the story up to 1992, the celebration of Whitbread’s 250th anniversary.
Early days – Whitbread and horses – steaming – drive electric – petrol propulsion – progress and expansion 1930s-’70s – Belgium & exports – Whitbread nationwide – the brands.
- 96 pages
- 180 Black and white and Colour Photographs Throughout
- Hardback book
- 274mm x 201mm