Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Atkinson 8 Wheel Lorry
Atkinson 8 Wheel Lorry
Date:1950
Registration:JCE 725
Acquired by the Museum:1990
Current State:Restoration underway
This 8 wheel lorry, registered JCE 725, was new in 1950 to Chivers of Histon in Cambridgeshire and was originally believed to have been a flatbed vehicle. After a few years it passed to Carters of Melton, near Woodbridge, who used it until the 1960s.

It then passed to Stocks' Funfair who operated it up to about 1972, after which it was left in a hedge at the Leiston site of operation.

Some restoration work was started on it by Stocks in 1989/90, but a decision was made to sell it for preservation. It was therefore purchased for the Museum in November 1990.

It is currently being restored by museum volunteers, with the work being at an advanced stage in winter 2011/12. We have very few images of this vehicle in service and would like to acquire copies of any that may exist today.