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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 23 Feb 2021 18:27 #219203

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from the mailbox....

Hi All


I am looking for information on articles if any on John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide. My late father drove for them for 20 plus years before retirement in the mid 1980's . I would appreciate any information, photos if any .

Thankyou and look forward to hearing from anyone I have attached some photos I have of him and one of his trucks that he drove old bedford J series

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Jamie Watkinson
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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 23 Feb 2021 20:19 #219209

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The original John Dring company had an agreement with Colliers in the early 50s which later became Collier-Dring when Colliers took them over.... This was then part of the Walter Shapowloff takeover moves which went on to become Kwikasair.... Sometime in the 60s John Dring was reformed as a cartage contractor for the wharves (if my memory serves correctly)... That would be this comany
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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 23 Feb 2021 20:21 #219210

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I think I have some info amongst all my Colliers research
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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 23 Feb 2021 20:39 #219211

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That's a Very Good Load of Sugar, I reckon..!!!
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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 23 Feb 2021 21:27 #219213

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My memory tells me we had a thread on here a long time ago Dring's of Adelaide
Anyone else remember that thread ?

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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 24 Feb 2021 11:16 #219221

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Hi Gryphon, I'm familiar with John Dring, I grew up around the corner from their Thebarton Depot here in Adelaide.
The guy on the right in both photos is the manager Paul Eckhold, who I played footy with & he ended up being a family relation.
My plan with my Bedford K was to put it into the livery of John Dring but haven't got there yet.
Dring's carted sugar from the wharf & the Colonial Sugar Refinery here in Adelaide & delivered to Coca-Cola Bottlers on Port Road. I think they delivered something like 40Ton per day to Coke!
Attached is an article published on the forum some time time ago.

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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 24 Feb 2021 14:27 #219234

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In the earlier livery I hope Pierre?

John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 24 Feb 2021 14:43 #219235

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oops, here's page 2 of the article Gryphon.



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Pierre
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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 24 Feb 2021 16:19 #219236

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Pierre,

I am just the messenger, posting up an email from a family member of one of their drivers who contacted us requiring information.

Terry

John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide 25 Feb 2021 10:10 #219250

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I notice in the pic of the hole in road......Blitz crane off to the left,and all the blokes standing around...."Well ,are we going to unload the truck ,or not".......".Nah ,have smoko first ,then see if the crane will lift him out loaded"
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