Jayne Eyre celebrates 100 years

On 30th October the Hawthorne family celebrated 100 years to the day that Burrell tractor n0. 3626 was sent out of the Burrell works to H. Hickman’s of Princes Risborough Bucks.

Burrell Tractor No. 3626 at The Great Bucks Rally 2014

Burrell Tractor No. 3626 at The Great Bucks Rally 2014

Proud owner Richard Hawthorne with Jane Eyre (note the little face between chimney and block!)

Proud owner Richard Hawthorne with Jane Eyre (note the little face between chimney and block!)

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3 Responses to Jayne Eyre celebrates 100 years

  1. Roxanne says:

    Congratulations “Jane Eyre” and the Hawthorne family, only 100 years old once.
    Roxanne Cox

  2. Congratulations Jane Eyre! Here’s to the next 100…

  3. Richard Spencer says:

    A belated `Happy Birthday` to Jane Eyre. Herbert Hickman, haulage contractor of Princes Risborough was my great grandfather and this was one of several steam vehicles that he owned. These included 3 Allchin wagons and one Burrell wagon. I am not aware that any of these exist today – my grandfather ( also called Herbert Hickman) said that the steam wagons were powerful and reliable but needed a crew of 2, unlike petrol and diesel lorries, which were therefore more economical. Hickman`s as an independent haulage company ceased to effectively exist in 1948 when it was nationalised and so became part of British Road Services. I remember the big AEC Mammoth Major lorries bearing that name in the yard at Princes Risborough but that`s another story!

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