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Beer Truck Crash

Crowds gather to investigate a Toby Ale delivery truck which lies on its side after colliding with a number 88 Routemaster.

Not sure where this is. I have tried to research the route 88 which was slightly longer in the 1950’s heading towards Mitcham (as seen in the destination boards). I followed the rough route in streetview to try and find the church which would be a clear ID, especially with its high sides and small windows.

If anyone has any idea where this was please let me know.

There is another pic of a Toby Ales van on its side somewhere in Hammersmith I will try and locate.

** update **

With a thousand thanks to Stuart Crowle who almost instantly got back to me with the location! It was way off where I was looking.
Stamford Brook Road, W6. Links at the end of the post.
Thanks again Stuart!









Boeing 720 Crash, London Airport


As a keen plane spotter the opportunity to grab this picture must have delighted my father.

Incident details are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 14 August 1962
Type: Boeing 720-030B
Operator: Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABOM
C/n / msn: 18060/210
First flight: 1961-05-17 (1 year 3 months)
On board: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location: London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport: Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport: London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
A Boeing 720B passenger plane, D-ABOM, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at London-Heathrow Airport (LHR). On final approach to London the crew discovered that the nose landing gear could not be lowered . After going round again the crew tried in vein by all means possible to lower the nose landing gear.
A safe nosegear-up landing was carried out on runway 10L.