This programme is compiled mainly from 8mm film taken by Wynn’s staff during the 1970s. Over 20 differerent moves and operations are featured. Moves include a convoy of six Scammell tractors each with a semi-trailer or flat-top trailer each carrying 40-60 ton loads from Alexandra Docks, Newport to Llanwern.
There is rare footage of two of Wynn’s large tanker fleet discharging into a ship at Newport Dock. At Galliwick Bay, Milford Haven the Van der Laan ship “Maryke Irene” is beached and “Trackway” is laid for a 140 ton vessel, 140ft long and 16ft diameter, to be loaded onto two six line bogies.
A 200 ton boring machine for the first Channel Tunnel is shown being delivered to the Dover site. Four Scammell Contractors and a Pacific tackle the 1:6 Buttrels Hill, Newport with a 207 ton stator.
In 1977 Wynn’s moved one of the largest loads ever to be moved through the streets of London. A 119 tons Air Separation Unit measuring 99ft x 21ft x 21ft was moved from Cryoplants Ltd, Edmonton to the Royal Albert Dock. An Atkinson tractor unit and an AEC Matador are used to move a 20 ton concrete demonstration unit from the grounds of Nether Lypiatt Manor, Stroud Glos.
Commentary by John Wynn.
- Running Time 60 Mins
- PAL DVD