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The Lillywhite collection was a number of Steam engines, Road Rollers and Cars collected by John Lillywhite at his Garage business in Liitlehampton, West Sussex. The machines had been stored away by John from the 1950s when the use of steam was comming to an end and machines were being scraped. The collect was private and not exhibited but some steam enthusiasts were aware of the collections existance.
Some of the items were used originally in Johns business enterprises, and then parked up when he retired. The old Garage was an Aladdin's cave of old motoring memorabilia as well. The Manor Road Garage being a 1920s Art Deco design, one of the few surviving examples. The frontage is listed and will be retained.
John Lillywhite passed away in 1997 and the collection has been dispersed by his son Henry to local enthusiasts to restore the engines and retain them in the Sussex area. The Garage site has since been sold for redevelopment, as much of the surrounding land had been built up over the years.
The following were in the collection;
|Engine no.||Date||Reg no.||Type||Size||Notes|
|Marshall no. 77551||1924||HO 6293||S-type roller||10 ton|
|Marshall no. 73040||1920||BL 2179||Q-Class Traction Engine||6 nhp||One of only two surviving Q-Class general purpose engines, and the sole surviving original 3-speed example. Now owned by Michael Webber of Lancing, West Sussex.|
|Marshall no. 68872||1915||OT 3092||Traction engine||6 nhp||Bought by the Hale family of Worthing, Sussex (local collectors).|
|Marshall no. 55676||1911||HO 5557||Traction engine||7 nhp||Now owned by Steve Paxton of Upper Beeding, Sussex.|
|Marshall no. 85740||1930||PC 1564||S-type Roller||12 ton||Bought by the Lugg family of Billingshurst, Sussex, prior owners.|
|Wallis & Steevens no. 8104||1936||GOR 248||Advance roller||6 ton||originally belonged to the MOD. Mr. Lillywhites 1st engine and now owned by Nick Pidgley, West Sussex.|
|Marshall no. 84562||1929||-||Traction engine||-||sold previously to Harding family of Edenbridge|
|Wallis & Steevens no. 43781||1942||GHO 804||Motor roller PE/D||?|
|Wallis & Steevens no. 58986||1958||UHO 121||Motor roller OG/D||?||Bought new by RGC Lillywhite in 1958 for £800|
|Austin 12/40||-||AKL 429||Car||Austin 12/40 Saloon||Fate unknown|
|Austin Somerset||-||-||Car||Somerset||fate unknown|
|Ferguson TE20||-||-||Tractor||Ferguson TE20||fitted with loader. (fate unknown)|
- Article in Old Glory magazine No. 221 for details of move of engine no. 85740 to its new home at Amberly Working Museum West Sussex using Fowler no. 12275 - The Admiral, during May 2008.
- Article in Old Glory magazine No. 222 for details of move of engine no. 55676 to its new home in West Sussex using Marshall no. 73040 - BL 2179, during June 2008.
- List of Steam Machinery Manufacturers
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