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Anyone got a model of the night soil cart, drawn by those famous ten o'clock horses my grandfather said would come to fetch me if I didn't go to bed?  An elderly lady once told me how, as a child, she stood at her bedroom window, watching them eat their sandwiches having just emptied the 'earth closets' of the inn next door.  You have to eat a peck of muck before you die. Her favourite saying.

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A Reliant Regal with City of Nottingham Water Department on it side, I didnt know they used these, can anyone remember them.  

This is from Picture the Past, who cover Derbyshire, and Furness Vale is a village in the Peak District.   https://picturethepast.org.uk/image-library/image-details/poster/dchq001841/posteri

And that’s also why some retired firefighters have 999 as part of their car registrations (like my brother).   Also, didn’t NCT buses used to have the number from the registration as the bus

I don't know of any Jill but with a bit of re-modelling and fabrication I suppose a diecast code one vehicle could be converted, don't know what it would be called though was the phrase "ten o clock hosses" a Nottingham name or was it more widespread

 

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My uncle used to drive one of those Reliant vans. He was an inspector for NCWW, and at the time had never got round to passing his car driving test, so also had his own Reliant Robin - having “upgraded” from a motorbike with sidecar.

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49 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Anyone got a model of the night soil cart, drawn by those famous ten o'clock horses my grandfather said would come to fetch me if I didn't go to bed?  

 

This is from Picture the Past, who cover Derbyshire, and Furness Vale is a village in the Peak District.

 

https://picturethepast.org.uk/image-library/image-details/poster/dchq001841/posterid/dchq001841.html

 

I suppose all night soil men looked - and smelled - similar.

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39 minutes ago, plantfit said:

I don't know of any Jill but with a bit of re-modelling and fabrication I suppose a diecast code one vehicle could be converted, don't know what it would be called though was the phrase "ten o clock hosses" a Nottingham name or was it more widespread

 

Rog

Looking at CTs picture, it would be possible to fabricate a simple horse and cart, with some lidded bins on the back. What you put in the bins is your business.

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Easily converted and only a few quid

 

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Rog., don't tell me you've cut that down from a van?  Or perhaps is it a bought one ready for conversion? Pardon my ignorance.  B.

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11 hours ago, Beekay said:

Rog., don't tell me you've cut that down from a van?  Or perhaps is it a bought one ready for conversion? Pardon my ignorance.  B.

No mate, I was looking around an auction site for a horse drawn cart that could be converted (Jill might want to have a go at the conversion) and this thing came up, I think it's a set from their historical range of vehicles, would make an interesting addition though

 

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Trogg, I've got some very similar to your models. I wonder if they're all the same shape with a different livery. Should I post them?

(Or are we in danger of transport overload).

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2 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Trogg, I've got some very similar to your models. I wonder if they're all the same shape with a different livery. Should I post them?

(Or are we in danger of transport overload).

Transport models is the topic , so post them.

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Pickfords still in business but I think mainly removals now as opposed to the heavy haulage side of things, those models look brilliant Trogg such a shame to hide them away,

Yes Barrie you should post pictures of your models

 

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Talking of transport, at this moment, I'm watching a short transport film on Talking Pictures, with lots of coaches as described in this topic.. Noticed one with Mansfield and District livery on it. Going to sit back and watch it...."Days Out".

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