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In addition to his valued and recently evident work as a member of the team of volunteers clearing and renovating the churchyard at St Oswald’s (You can now access any point without getting scratched to death or tripping over hidden gravestones). Peter Tanner is an avid collector of industrialana.

Some collect stamps, some collect old bottles, some collect old tractors – Peter collects metal nameplates, signs, instructions of all kinds, mostly of an industrial background.

Peter started out gathering together brass railwayana, took in colliery signs and other business and directional signs and now he takes items of his collection to steam fairs and country fairs throughout the north.

His latest acquisition is a one third scale working model of an Atkinson truck. In his workshop cum store in Castleford you could be forgiven for walking into the shiniest Rolls Royce Merlin Aero engine ever made because of the reflective glare.

The collection is growing. Why? you may ask. Simple really, he isn’t selling he is in the market to buy. So if you have any old pit manriding checks, railway nameplates, metal embossed signs (clean or dirty) he is likely to be interested. If your interested in selling follow this :-

To connect press on feedback and I will give you his phone number.