Alfred Thurston and his steam crane.

  • Oxford Times, 3 June 1960
  • Maurice Ashfield, stoker on the old steam engine for 15 years, blows the whistle for the last time when the sawmills converted to electricity
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1960 Oxford Times article concerning the 48 year old steam crane (or was it, in fact, a steam engine driven log saw, replace by electric in 1960) at Avery's Wheatley Saw Mill, Ladder Hill and the new ownership of the mill. Also two photos

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