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S LYON & SON

S Lyon & Son, Craig Lyon, Warren Lyon, Ben Oglesbee, Jamie Pilbeam, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage, Fassi Crane, Crane Mounted equipment

CARTING THE CENTURY

FOUR GENERATIONS OF LYONS HAVE RUN LINCOLNSHIRE-BASED HAULIER S LYON & SON. IN ITS 100 YEARS OF OPERATION, IT HAS INTERTWINED WITH THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES. THE COMPANY HAS ADAPTED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE A WIDE RANGE OF CLIENTS AND INDUSTRIES THROUGHOUT THE UK, AND ITS VEHICLES CAN NOW BE FOUND DELIVERING EVERYTHING FROM MOTORWAY GANTRIES TO BOILER UNITS. MARGO COLE REPORTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY

The company started out well before the internal combustion engine had started making its mark on the UK’s roads. An early photograph in the S Lyon archives dating from the start of the 20th century shows a horse and cart proudly displaying the name Spencer Lyon Carting – the first record of the firm’s origins. The location of this photo is important in telling the story of S Lyon’s success: it was taken inside the premises of industrial equipment manufacturer Ruston in Beevor Street, Lincoln. The company, which in 1930 joined up with US firm Bucyrus-Erie to form Ruston Bucyrus, was an early manufacturer of locomotives and steam shovels, and went on to make excavators, engines and gas turbines.

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