Trailer Restoration continues

We’re making very good progress with the trailer restoration. It’s been six weeks since the last post and in that time much has been achieved. ‘Blossom’ from Ward Jones Commercials has been focused on the internal structure including the roof, walling and floor of the trailer. Meanwhile the carpenter Brian Francis has built the new windows (waiting to be fitted … Read More

Farewell to the Trailer

Today we bid farewell to the trailer, or should we say au revoir. The trailer is heading off for the simplest of starters to the long haul that will be its restoration. To start with all the old paint and all the rust is being sandblasted off. The resulting work will give us a more accurate idea of the scope … Read More

Bill Swindell – his son’s memory

Thank you to Paul Swindell, who got in touch to tell us about his father’s role working with the Mobile Cinemas around 1968 to 1972. He also provided this rather fantastic photo of this father (pictured right) in the trailer… My dad (Bill Swindell) worked for PERA from roughly 1968/1969, up to PERA’s demise in 1972. We lived in Stalybridge … Read More