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The Earl of Eldon
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No: 701   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Richard Garrett & Sons   Country: United Kingdom
The Earl of Eldon

16/6/2012. Bournemouth and Poole Steam and Vehicle Show.

The Earl of Eldon is a 1910 Garrett 7 hp General purpose engine.
Supplied new to the Ensome Estate near Corfe Castle it was used for haulage, wood sawing and threshing until the end of WW2.
In 1947 it was bought by Seth Loader and driven down a very steep hill by a young Loader to its new home. It is still in the Loader family and they take it to many shows.
Works number 28758 reg number FX 7239.
This is the first of about 40 or so both full size and miniature Steam Traction engines at the show..
Picture added on 30 June 2012 at 14:32
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Bournemouth & Poole Steam & Vehicle Show, United Kingdom
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This engine was driven by my grandfather from new until 1947 when sold to mark loder. also they took posetion of the saw bench with rail track that engine powered at encombe. I saw the earl at the berwick St john fair. david loder took photos of me my son and his son with the earl. they will go into the family album.

Added by Peter Lardner. Oakwoodlardie@yahoo.co.uk on 21 September 2016.
I have 2 photographs of this engine. I tried to upload them but nothing seems to have happened. My Dad restored it in the early 60s (or it may have been the late 50s.

Added by Maggie Tomlinson on 03 April 2018.
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