Greenham Concrete and the Great Train Robbery

Do you know anyone who worked for Greenham Ready Mixed Concrete when it had its offices at 200 Regent’s Park Road (the Old Station) from 1965 – 1975?

I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Part of my research is looking at the people who drove Greenham’s cement-mixer lorries and, in particular, at events in the 1960s. Some people who drove these lorries were employees of Greenham; others were self-employed lorry drivers. Both kinds of driver are relevant to my research, as are any managers to whom they reported. In case it helps to jog anyone’s memory, one particular event that I am researching  happened on the day of The Great Train Robbery, on 8 August 1963.

You can contact me via my University email, which is gevm2 [at} cam (dot) ac [dot] uk ; or you can telephone me via either my mobile 07761 656454 or my landline 01223 812862. If you prefer you can write to me at my college address: Darwin College, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EU.

I will be most grateful for any help that you can give me. Thank you.

Guy Mulley LLB(Hons), MSc

PhD candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

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