Site last updated 12th March 2016
I am using this page to note items of interest that turn up. The research is ongoing and the site will be added to or corrected for errors as time goes by.
If you have anything of interest, please Email me using the form alongside.. I promise I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Anthony Smith has been good enough to send me some details of other engines manufactured but which do not appear on the listing as the NDC serial numbers are missing. Further research may provide them.
There are also, again from the same source, further details about some of the engines which do have allocated serial numbers. As far as possible, these have been included.
Some further pictures and information have been added March 2016, including the NDC carwash
I have been given some interesting photographs by Darrin Pearce. His father and mother both worked at the NDC, Reg from 1942 through to his retirement in 1980. These have beene added to the site. The most interesting from my point of view, being the photographs of H Kent Norris which can be seen on his personal page.
I have had some requests for help with Plenty Steam Engines so I have added a page which provides a short history. It appears from my research that the Plenty records were transferred to the Berkshire Records Office in Reading about ten years ago. Whilst my time is a bit limited, I may be able to assist with research if you or your researcher cannot get along there. There is a two cylinder steam engine standing outside their old premises. I will try and pop along and take a photograph and post on here shortly. Watch this space.
Three photos of the empty premises waiting for Mr Sainsbury to build his supermarket.
Pictures courtesy of Christer Nilsson an ex employee, back in Newbury for a vacation mid 80s
A link from the Plenty connection....
An Australian research and restoration project which includes the original steam engine which will be restored as part of the restoration and return to original condition.
Extra engine pictures added from Tony Smith.