Leading the Lord Mayor’s Show

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A newly-restored 1940s Mitchell and Webber fuel tanker will be joining the Lord Mayor’s Show procession in London this weekend.

The Scorrier-based oil delivery company was invited to attend the event by the Worshipful Company of Fuellers. And appropriately, the vintage tanker will be driven by a long-serving employee who recently re-joined the company with the dream to source and restore one of the original fleet vehicles.

The Bedford tanker alongside Mitchell & Webber's more modern fleet
The Bedford tanker alongside Mitchell & Webber’s more modern fleet

Alan Henwood had worked for Mitchell and Webber for over 33 years before retiring in 2011 but it wasn’t long before he swapped leisure for labour and returned to the team. With a specific idea in mind, he took it upon himself to source the 1940s vehicle and have it restored at the depot.

Mitchell and Webber’s directors Robert and John Weedon said they are delighted that they’ve been invited to the event and are very proud of their Bedford tanker.

“It’s fantastic that we have restored a vehicle that our father and grandfather would have used to serve customers for many years and so long ago,” said John Weedon.