This page will have links to other interesting sites and a list of credits with many thanks to the people who provided source material, information or pictures for this site
Books on Cranes.
Coles 100 Years - The Growth Story Of Europe's Leading Crane Manufacture 1879-1979
Publisher: Coles, 1978
'History of Cranes' (Classic Constructions) by Oliver Bachmann.
Published by KHL International in 1997.
'Mobile Crane Manual' by D.H.Campbell,P.Eng update D.Dickie.P.Eng
Published by Butterworths 1985.
Museum of Power. Essex -
Picture the Past. (Notts County historical photo archive) -
Crane Site : Fan site for all types of cranes : very good links section www.kransite.de
Tanksheaven : Site dedicated to armour modelling and military history :
Sunderland Information web site at :
Wortley Top Forge & Industrial Museum : Keith Whitaker :
Neil Fraser - Classic Commercial Motor Vehicles
Brian Baxter - Technical Historian, REME Museum
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Dealers and hire companies
Thanks to these for various images
Ian Curry. - Pembroke Gritblasting and Sandblasting.co.
Visit website 'click here'.
Peter Burwell - Thames Crane Services Ltd (UK) -
Taurus Crane Sales - www.tauruscrane.co.uk
Maura - J&Th van der Veldt BV - Netherlands - www.veldt.nl
Antonio Mathiotte - Carregado Portugal - www.matiote.pt
Dick Beringen - UCM Holland BV - Crane Sales - www.ucmholland.nl
Jim Sullivan - Myrak Ltd - Bedfordshire (UK) - www.myrak.com
Tim Francis - Plant Brokers International Ltd (London)
Peters cranes - engineering crane modler.
Dinky Collector Site - All about Dinky toys.
DHS Diecast - Model cranes and toys
Telford & Ironbridge Meccano Society - Societys Website
Cris Modderman - Dutch Coles Crane site
Ben Williams - Site about UK Railway Rlant
Arthur Cannings (filcker) - Link images of Sunderland
Richard Blokker (Netherlands)
David Lambert (filcker) - Link to Daves images
Wim Robijns (Belgium - owner Series42) Peter Skerry
Dietmar Stresow (Netherlands)
Jan Dorst (Netherlands)
Brent Stacey (Austraila)
R. Freshwater (The Telephone file)
Philip Findlay (Austraila)
John Roberts and Abbey Farm Excavator collection (UK).
More will be added as time and e-mail replies permit.
For the moment here is another picture of a frog!......