A pictorial history of Sparrows International Crane Hire
A pictorial history of Sparrows International Crane Hire

The following nine pictures are from George James memorablia and were sent to me by George's son who has many fond memories of his Dad's days at Sparrow's.

George had a good head for heights, seen here delivering gas bottles to site riggers at Grangemouth.
A 55 ton NCK Atlas on Sparrows own transport.
Two Lorain crane's working at Grangemouth in Scotland.
One of the new Grove 70 ton cranes waiting for delvery to Manchester Depot.
The only 40 ton Jones crane in the fleet.
George at his best with Woodbine in hand.

The training School at Bath

Recovering a clients crane at Bude in Cornwall.
The rear of a Sparrows Equipment Sales brochure.
The 500 tonne Krupp
The 70 ton Lorain
The cover of the first specifation book
The Grove self erecting crane
American H & D 9310 courtesy of Mick Nixey.
Demag CC2000 Mick Nixey operated this machine for over 13 years.
A Manitowic 4000 working on the Alpha platform in Eskofield of the North Sea.
A Manitowoc 4100 working on the Stenna Welder at Aberdeen.
A manitowoc 4100 Series 3 starts a piling project at Great Yarmouth.
George Sheldrick with John McLeans wife, George was well known in the industry he was unfortunately killed whlist working at San Cyprien Spain. He was a wonderful character and missed by us all.
Sparrows Demag CC2000 in Grayston White livery after the takeover, Sparrows AH & D 11320 is in the background, Mick Nixey was still operating the Demag CC2000.
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