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John Dring cartage contractors in Adelaide

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3 years 4 months ago #219203 by Gryphon
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

Kind Regards
Jamie Watkinson
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3 years 4 months ago #219209 by werkhorse
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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3 years 4 months ago #219210 by werkhorse
I think I have some info amongst all my Colliers research

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3 years 4 months ago #219211 by hayseed
That's a Very Good Load of Sugar, I reckon..!!!

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3 years 4 months ago #219213 by Mrsmackpaul
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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3 years 4 months ago #219221 by Pierre
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.

cheers Pierre

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3 years 4 months ago #219234 by PDU
In the earlier livery I hope Pierre?

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3 years 4 months ago #219235 by Pierre
oops, here's page 2 of the article Gryphon.



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Pierre

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3 years 4 months ago #219236 by Gryphon
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

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3 years 4 months ago #219250 by JOHN.K.
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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