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Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Harold Abbott (--@--.--) Thu 19 Mar 2009 11:26
 
I am trying to locate any information on Barker Le Smith Lorries. Although they were in Barkers livery the vehicles were owned by Kimes Haulage Company in Drake Street Lincoln.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: paul frost (--@--.--) Sun 2 Aug 2009 14:54
 
Hi I can give you information and photograph's of J Kime & Son lorries in Barkers & Lee Smith livery.My Father drove for them for 22 years he retired in 1983.I spent many year's riding with him as a boy and have a rare collection of memorabilia from them days.It would be great if you would contact me as I've been searching the internet for ages trying to find someone to share my memories of the J Kime and B & L S days.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Con-Rod Editor (--@--.--) Tue 27 Oct 2009 18:31
 
Would either of you consider writing / contributing a short article for Con-Rod (the LVVS Magazine) on this subject please?
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: paul (--@--.--) Fri 1 Apr 2011 21:33
 
I would be more than happy to write an article in your magazine about this subject.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Helen Sat 16 Apr 2011 15:55
 
Hi, Paul - just wondering if you're the same Paul Frost who used to post on Tania's Gainsborough message board many moons ago? The one who's into family history research? If so - hello; nice to know you're still around. I'm the old bat from Essex and there is a new Gainsborough forum if you're interested? (Sorry, Jonathan, I've gone right off-topic here. I'll try not to do it again!) : )
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Terry Smith Sun 28 Aug 2011 21:56
 
Hi Paul and Steve.

I used to work for J Kime &. Son. I started in1965 on a little four wheeled flat bed Commer.I used to deliver animal feed over most of England & Wales and often had to have a night away from home. I eventually moved up to an aticulated bulk lorry and
after 40 years with the same company, which changed its name several times I am now retired.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Paul Frost (--@--.--) Mon 29 Aug 2011 14:35
 
Hi Helen-I'm afraid I'm not the same Paul Frost.I'm just interested in the history of companies.I would be interested in the Gainsborough Maltsters Sandars & Co latterly known as Pauls & Sandars and eventually Pauls Malt the malting division of the Pauls Group.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Paul Frost (--@--.--) Mon 29 Aug 2011 14:57
 
Please to see you've made a contribution to the message board Terry.With 40 years of experience with the same company you may have more stories to tell than anyone else I know.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Terry Smith Mon 29 Aug 2011 17:07
 
Hi Paul

I see you managed to find me.
yes ijust managed to do 40 years, but when you get old like me your memory starts to go.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Helen Casey Thu 8 Sep 2011 16:54
 
Hi, Paul - I dimly remember Sandars from my youth but know nothing about the company (I haven't lived in Gainsborough for several decades). Have you tried contacting the [url=http://www.gainsboroughheritage.com]Gainsborough Heritage Association[/url] who may have some information in their archives? There's also an independent local history group called The Delvers (The Delvers,93 Lea Road, Gainsborough, DN21 1AB .Tel: 01427 611940; Email: darron.childs@btinternet.com) who may be able to assist you.
Hope this helps.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Helen Casey Thu 8 Sep 2011 16:58
 
Oops. Something went wrong with my previous post. The second line should read "Gainsborough Heritage Association at www.gainsboroughheritage.com ".
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Con-Rod Editor (--@--.--) Sun 25 Sep 2011 22:10
 
Re: Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: paul (--@--.--) Fri 1 Apr 2011 21:33

I would be more than happy to write an article in your magazine about this subject.

Paul, Are you still able to do an article for our magazine?

Regards,
Andy Hides
Editor - Con-Rod
con-rod@live.co.uk
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: paul (--@--.--) Sat 15 Oct 2011 22:59
 
Hi Helen-Thank you I appreciate that very much! I'm sure the information you have given me will be of great help...regards Paul.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: paul (--@--.--) Sat 15 Oct 2011 23:06
 
Hi Andy-Yes I would still like to write an article in your magazine...regards Paul.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: CHRIS FABLE (--@--.--) Tue 3 Jan 2012 10:00
 
Hello Terry hope your well..mum told me that she d heard there was a few people asking about the old firm its great , been thinking for months of all you all and wondering whos still around , mum did me photo of dad with his maxi commer for xmas ,,ican remember nearly all of you and most of the lorrieis ,still got the chassis plate of primrose .many happy hours spent riding round the country with dad and his mates .proper lorries and a good bunch of blokes ..Chris.son of dublin!!!
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: CHRIS FABLE (--@--.--) Tue 3 Jan 2012 10:05
 
Hello Paul really interested in your trying to find out about Barkers , if you want to have a chat you can contact me on 07774005667 .my father worked for the firm ,from the drake street days through to them moving to shepshed as pauls ,are you the son of frank ..
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Terry Smith Sat 7 Jul 2012 19:12
 
From: Terry Smith Sat 10 July 2012.
Hello Chris how nice to here from you.

Dublin as we used to call him. Great bloke was our Les. I often called at your dad's house when we delivered out that way your dear old mum bless her used to make me a cupper and some toast.Hope your mum is well and yourself.

Regards Terry.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: CHRIS FABLE (--@--.--) Mon 20 Aug 2012 6:50
 
Thanks Terry .nice to here from you ,will pass on message to mum ,shes 84 now thankfully still going strong ,still looks after the old place with a bit of help from us , fen road isnt quite as busy as it use to be , not many lorries call now , and i gave up the driving about 8 years ago and spend my time routing and planning for others now ,at RASE DISTRIBUTION ,at wickenby nr langworth , any way nice to here from you thanks for replying if your ever passing fen road i know mum would love to see you ,take care ,Chris Fable ..
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Paul (--@--.--) Wed 26 Sep 2012 21:23
 
Hello Chris sorry its taken such a long time to reply,Terry said you had left a message but I didnt know where.Yes I am Frank's Son,I knew your Dad very well.I first got to know him when I began going to work with my Dad when I was a young boy.I have so many good memories of the J Kime & Son/Barkers & Pauls days.I look forward to having a chat with you sometime...Regards Paul
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: CHRIS FABLE (--@--.--) Thu 10 Jan 2013 17:19
 
Hello all you YOUNG and OLD some sad news if you all dont know allready Mick CORGI kelly passed away recently i believe the the funeral is on friday 18th jan 2013 another fantastic bloke from a golden age when lorries were lorries , he was as i remember a lovely person ,i use to go with him sometimes when i was bored of going with my dad les fable , i rember him driving a leyland beaver artic and he let me back it round a farm yard i would be about 9/10 it was fantastic i couldnt wait to with him again , anyway my sympathy goes out to his family ,great loss and a lovely man thanks for the memories chris
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Andy (--@--.--) Sun 24 Feb 2013 23:46
 
Hi just found this blog, was my grandad that had kimes son roy and daughter beryl. One person I knew was clen that worked in the yard. Passed away some years ago but told some stories. Think it was all sold out to pauls but the yard had connections with the queen of the West at the end of Drake street. I was only a kid but remember some. Nice to hear some nice memories of working for kimes etc
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Lucy verity Sun 2 Nov 2014 13:41
 
Hello
I'm the daughter of Beryl kime who was the daughter of Billy Kime.
I can't believe that people still remember him and the lime yard at drake street .
I live in London and my husband followed a lorry
With lime on the side yesterday hence I've found this site . I had a happy childhood wandering about drake street . Every school holiday I was packed off to Lincoln from bristol . One of my last memories of grandpa kime was visiting in hospital when they were looking after him so his wife Ena could have some rest . Such a sad end to his life . I went back to 40 drake street some years ago couldn't believe it was covered in houses where Roy had sold out to the garage the other side of the yard .
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Paul Frost (--@--.--) Fri 17 Jul 2015 21:08
 
Hi Andy, good to hear more stories of J Kime & Son. I remember my Dad mentioning Glen.J Kime & Son sold out to Barkers & Lee Smith just before they were acquired by Pauls & Whites.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: Paul Frost (--@--.--) Fri 17 Jul 2015 21:27
 
Hi Lucy, WOW! I can't believe I am messaging Mr Kime's Grandaughter. I have so many fond memories of going with my Dad in the J Kime & Son day's.I can still see your Grandad stood at the door of 40 Drake Street. My Dad told me many stories from when he was offered employment from Mr Kime throughout his career working for him including some interesting stories about Roy who was one of the lad's who was liked by all. If you Lucy,Andy or anyone else are interested to talk more about J Kime & Son please feel free to e-mail me or phone on 07401333252.
Barker Le Smith Mills Waterside South Lincoln
From: chrisfable (--@--.--) Sun 3 Apr 2016 21:04
 
hello all you barkers boys /just wondered if any of you had any phoos to share , iam collecting a few old company snaps looking for dmt barkers e&tr curtiss t scott eh lee ect ive been busy working on a trailer converting it to a caravan and using the back end to cover in pictures so hopefully if any of you visit me at the steam rally Lincoln or Carrington we can have a chat and go back in time .,met vessey last year at Carrington if you read this or any ones in touch with him please tell him to get in touch ..terry if your out there want to here from you again been a busy year but I will answer any one who takes the time to get in touch thank you chris fable .. les fables boy ..07774005667

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