Small pickup


Livestock Farmer
Look at the Austin Maxi - tiny by comparison now

BUT cars are so much safer - crumple zones and side impacts and passive pedestrian safety

Also many old cars like the jags weren't that spacious inside


I had a Mini Pickup for 6 years back in the seventies and found it very useful. It would go almost anywhere, I don't recall ever getting it stuck.
My father bought a mini pickup around 1974 and my brother and I were appalled at his lack of judgement. Its ground clearance was almost non-existent and its reliability terrible. It would go anywhere as long as the ground was smooth as a baby’s bum. Changed it eventually for a Subaru which was in a different league but was itself not particularly reliable and drank like a fish. At least it didn’t ground out, had four wheel drive available and could tow a two [small] beast cattle trailer [which we’ve still got, but not roadworthy].

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...