As with any crisis, it’s amazing just how many people rally around and come to your rescue! Given our current situation, we have 52 vehicles and 100 tons of memorabilia to move not to mention display cabinets, workshop equipment and office furniture. The Museum does have its own Transit Van, but clearly this is a monumental task especially when you consider we are working on a five week notice period. The first two companies who answered our call for help were Hutchinson Engineering Services from Newark and East Riding Transport from Hull.

Ryan Easom from Hutchinson arranged for a Forklift to be delivered to Alford for two weeks which obviously made unloading pallets and stillage’s so much easier at that end. He also arranged for a 40 foot curtain side trailer together with tractor unit and a low-loader to pick up vehicles and equipment from Scunthorpe to Alford. Drivers Ash and Ross couldn’t have been more enthuastic and professional in the execution of their duties. Everything was handled with the greatest of care. The impressive vehicles making light work of their demanding tasks.

In addition, Adam Oglesby of East Riding Transport arranged for Rich to use his powerful Renault T520 tractor unit with step frame trailer to move fire vehicles. Again, such a professional can do attitude shone through and a very impressive series of loads was soon heading off to the Museums new home.

We cannot thank you enough for answering our call for help. Your assistance, has quite simply, helped save the collection and ensured that we will live to fight another day.

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