Ex-Drayman brings 1946 truck back to his hometown of Trowbridge

Former Drayman Adrian Conner has tracked down a vehicle that was once part of a fleet of trucks he drove during the heyday of Ushers Brewery.

The vintage vehicle enthusiast located the 1946 ERF truck in Scotland and bought it as he wanted to bring it back to his home town.

Now on Saturday, the truck will take pride of place in Trowbridge Park among the Uniform Service Day displays.

Adrian Conner said: “I previously had a commercial truck which was not tied to a local business. I was looking forward to having a vehicle which had a Trowbridge connection.

“So when I heard this Vintage truck complete in its original Ushers livery, the company I worked for, because I just had to buy it. Ushers Wiltshire Brewery was an important employee of the town, so it will be good to put it on show so townspeople can look at it.”

The Uniform Services Day event is held in Trowbridge Park on Saturday to celebrate and recognize the work of the emergency services and armed forces.

The event will feature a wide selection of booths, information points and displays from each of the emergency services. Exhibitions of old and modern vehicles, dog demonstrations, service groups as well as a variety of exhibitions to interest a wide audience.

The Police, West Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue, RNLI and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will attend, along with other uniformed services such as the RSPCA, Wiltshire Search and Rescue and the Blood Bikes and more junior uniform wearers such as Brownies and Guides too.

There will be plenty of must-do activities for young and old alike: themed play areas for children, first aid demonstrations and army training camps, obstacle courses for fighting and climbing walls. The Trowbridge Museum will feature a history of the town’s emergency services.

The highlight of the event will be the Silver Stars skydiving team landing in the park shortly after lunch.

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