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Fowler Showmans 'Headway'
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No: 309   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1990   Manufacturer: John Fowler & Co.   Country: United Kingdom
Fowler Showmans 'Headway'

1920 Fowler 'Headway', No 15117, registration BE8558.
J. Hardy & Son Sherburn-in-Elmet Leeds
I found a reference to it under registration NWX780.


Photo © and courtesy of Jim Payne - Through their Eyes
Picture added on 07 February 2011 at 09:25
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This engine was thoroughly rebuilt by Jack Hardy
and rallied extensively as seen in the picture..sold to Isle of Man then onto Ireland

Added by Tom Hato on 11 May 2012.
I would like a picture of the Showmans Traction engine as depicted above. My father Who's name was Joe Beckett boxed on the boxing booths and eventually retired as undefeated UK and Commonwealth heavyweight champion. I am writing a book about the fairgrounds and please be assured that anything you provide will be mentioned in the preface.
Rgds
John Beckett email:johnbeck15@gmail.com
Tel; 01962 868915

Added by John Beckett on 04 April 2017.
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