Towcester RDC bought this vehicle new from Aveling & Porter in 1926. It was delivered by rail to Towcester LMS (formerly SMJR) station. It remained in service until 1959 being kept at the Brackley Road Council Depot next to the old workhouse. Its regular driver for many years was a Mr Leeson Lawrence. Later ownership passed to Northamptonshire County Council but it remained based at Towcester. The nearest other roller was based at Brackley. I almost certainly saw it in my childhood as I remember a steam roller being used outside my house in th early 50s. Owners Messrs R & N Emerton are anxious to find a photo of it working at Towcester.
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