Traction Engine Doctor 1960

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Rilla Mill on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

M/S of Mrs Dyke coming out of her house carrying a basket and climbing on the back of her husband's traction engine to go shopping; the huge steam powered machine chugs slowly down the hill; lettering on the side says 'The Foden Showman's Engine, Built 1910'.




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  • "Mr and Mrs Dyke turn the wheels" - their names are Bob and Eleanor Dyke.

    "the huge steam powered machine" - the steam engine is named "Prospector", and was built in 1910. It was still operating as of 2012.

    jamied 19th Jan 2013

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