Burrell Showman’s road locomotive (5NHP) ‘Nero’ no 3669 - new 1915 - reg G 6470
Owner: Willem Middlemiss, Cambridge.
Nero worked for Boston and Wombwell’s travelling circus alongside sister Burrell engine ‘Rajah’
Fowler Crane Road Locomotive (10NHP) no 17212 - new 1929
Owner: the Crane family
Purchased new by John Thompsons of Ettingshall, Wolverhampton in 1929 for delivering their boilers all over the country. The engine remained in their ownership until 1969 when the Crane family purchased it and rallied the engine extensively across the country and continent.
The engine has only ever had 2 owners from new, both in the Wolverhampton area.
Interestingly, the engine has recently featured in BBC drama ‘The Peaky Blinders’.