Knipe Point Demolition Video of Kane Cunningham’s House Project
Oakley Plant LtdÂ – Knipe Point Demolition Video footage
So here at H.Q we have actually managed to grab the chief for 10 minutes to do some reminiscingÂ about whenÂ Oakley Plant first started. Oakley Plant has been established since 1967, so there are some absolute classic golden oldies when looking through Terry’s photos albums. (Including someÂ amazing 80’s tashes)!
In Terry’s words………….
This was taken in 1984, we were digging outÂ land drainsÂ on the side of the Cliff. It was that so steep we had to construct a frame to go under the front bucket to keep the JCB level. If you look closely you can just see a wire rope under the bucket. This was attached to the winch of a D6 bulldozer which was 100 metres away at the top of the Cliff which David Marshall was driving.
Every Time John Bell had to move the JCB, the front wheels had to be lowered to the floor and the winch would lower him down ready to dig again!
You can imagine I had to pay the driver a good bonus but he still needed to change his underpants!!!!!
This was taken at the Humber Bridge on the South Bank, we were excavating in the River in 1980 so that they could bring up the bridge deck sections closer into the shore, to be able to lift the sections up to the bridge. The van in the foreground was on hire from Quarry Garage at Seamer.
This is Plum in 1980. This was at the Hatfield site equipment demonstration trying out a brand new O&K German excavator (30 ton).
This is the delivery of the above machine in 1981 with our own low loader. We picked this up directly from Watford, North of London in the Spring. We delivered it to Wards Steel Works at Sherburn and it was straight to work.
This is my son Stuart in training with Ian Ford. He started driving machinery from a very young age.