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From Moorlands to Highlands

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From Moorlands to Highlands: A History of Harris & Miners and Brian Harris Transport - John Corah

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This book follows the history and development of Brian Harris Transport Limited, the original red, green and yellow liveried lorries that made the trek between Devon and Scotland at regular intervals for over fifty years.

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This book follows the history and development of Brian Harris Transport Limited, the original red, green and yellow liveried lorries that made the trek between Devon and Scotland at regular intervals for over fifty years.

In 1946, Brian’s father Jerry, and Sam Miners formed Harris & Miners; with their fleet of two Ford trucks and one Commer tipper, these two men took on the ultimate haulage challenge of the time: road vs. train! The outcome was that Harris & Miners were offered a contract to haul 'Devon Grate' Candy fire surrounds to Glasgow in 1947.

After nationalisation and the acquisition of Blue Waters as a new site for the company depot, young Brian Harris began driving for his father in an Albion Chieftain in 1960. When Jerry Harris passed, Brian bought out the Miners' family and the company became Brian Harris Transport Limited.

With his fleet of ERF lorries fitted with Gardner engines, Brian set about running the company in a way only understood by him. Over the course of its existence, the company utilised a vast quantity of magnificent machines, including the first ERF 'A' series in that area, the Leyland Roadtrain and one Leyland DAF.

Brian Harris died in April 2012 and his funeral was attended by over 600 people from all over the UK. This new edition gives an update to the events that have taken place since the second edition was published in 2007, including the eulogy given by the author at the funeral and 82 previously unpublished photographs.

About the Author 

John Corah was a driver for Brian Harris in the 1970s and then worked as a signwriter lettering and lining the lorries for 20 years. He is now a semi-retired signwriter, article writer and heavy goods vehicle driving instructor.

Additional Information

ISBN 9781910456286
Author John Corah
Book Type Paperback. 192 pages, 246 x 172mm
Published July 2016
© 2018 Fox Chapel Publishers International Ltd. trading as Old Pond Publishing. All Rights Reserved.