My grandfather, John Garrett, the same one as my last Sepia Saturday post, had heaps of trucks – a whole warehouse full!
He owned and ran Garrett & Griffiths racehorse transport, see my post on Melbourne Cup Day.
My brothers and I would sometimes go to his 'work' and ‘play’ on the trucks, climbing all through them, often while our Dad did some paperwork there.
Sometimes we were allowed go to the races IN THE TRUCK with the horses! – well not in with the horse(s) but with the driver.
One time I went with six police horses and had to sit on the policeman’s knee (I was much smaller then!).
I’m allergic to horses and would get awful hayfever and often asthma but that wasn’t enough to stem the excitement of ‘going in the truck’.
Here are some of Pa’s trucks through the years and a photo of him and my Nanna all dressed up going to the Trainer’s Ball in 1955.
Pa would love it that he was getting so much attention / publicity on my blog!
There are more trucks on another blog post about my Pa
|1955 All dolled up for the Trainer's Ball|
|1929 a Leyland motor vehicle demonstration|