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1908: Traction inaction

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


A traction engine, belonging to the Cuckfield I Rural District Council, broke down on the high road between Cuckfield and Haywards Heath on Wednesday owing to the axle of the large driving wheels breaking. The mishap blocked the road by Tyler’s Green for same time.


Contributed by Malcolm Davison.


Photo: This is November 1923 and a steam traction engine has broken down in Pall Mall with a broken rear axle. Behind the engine is the Carlton Hotel on the corner of the Haymarket and Pall Mall, the United Services Club is on the right and the dome of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is in the distance. Wikimedia public domain image.


Leonard Bentley from Iden, East Sussex, UK


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Contributed by Malcolm Davison.


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Sussex Agricultural Express 27 June 1908


Visit Cuckfield Museum, follow the link for details https://cuckfieldmuseum.org.


Sussex Agricultural Express 27 June 1908

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