A VINTAGE fleet of removal vehicles were on the move in Stratford over the bank holiday weekend.
The convoy of 25 vehicles, ranging from horse-drawn carriages to trucks that served in the war and performed on the big screen, paraded through the town in chronological order to show how the removals industry has evolved since the 1800s through to the present day.
The parade formed part of a three-day conference organised by the British Association of Removers (BAR) being held in the town.
BAR spokesman Ian Studd said:“The British removal industry’s roots stretch back a long way, and this collection of vehicles was a great way of showcasing this to a range of different generations.
“The vehicles have had to adapt to meet changing customer needs over the years, and many of those on display have undergone significant restoration work both mechanically and in terms of appearance with intricate paintwork.
“It was especially rewarding to see so many people of all ages admiring the parade, and hopefully the day has inspired some of the next generation to pursue a career or interest in the removals industry.”
The parade also raised funds for the Removers Benevolent Association, which is set up to help the staff and dependents of BAR member companies in need of financial help and support.
Visit www.bar.co.uk for more information.