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Morrison dustcart. by Mike Jeffries
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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE VEHICLE, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk

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In the days before local councils had PR departments , performance targets and outsourcing they got on with their duties in a quite fashion. Seen and not heard was never more the case when it came to refuse collection as far as Birmingham City Council was concerned because they employed electric vehicles for collection of the contents of the city’s domestic rubbish. How civilised it was then, no wheelie bins permanently on parade, no excessively noisy machinery or high revving engines instead a dustbinman, before they were called refuse operatives, would actually collect your bin, tip its contents into the wooden body and actually RETURN it to your garden. The lorry would then in almost complete silence make its way to the next point, in fact the only sound was the non stop good humoured banter of the crew, the unsung, unloved heros of our society who now have to shout at each other to make themselves heard above the noise of their vehicle.

Painted in Acrylics about 20 years ago I would today use oils.

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morrison, refuse, lorry, truck, electric, 1950s, birmingham, lorryart, truckart, transportartist, transportart

Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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Comments

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous work Mike . . .

  • Thank you Hugh that was quick from the other side of the world, it’s raining cats and dogs here, a typical English summer’s day.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 2 years ago

    Great image & narrative Mike. I can’t recall these – all our bin lorries were Dennis

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Mike. – Ted

  • roza50
    roza50about 2 years ago

    You need to specify that you used acrylics in order to be accepted. Great work though.

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