Training in Gillingham, Kent

One of our instructors is spending 4 days training on a pedestrian stacker truck in Gillingham this week.

Gillingham has strong maritime and military connections with the nearby historic dockyard in Chatham and the Royal Engineers barracks based in the town.  The town is also the birthplace of the Elizabethan seafarer, William Adams. He grew up in the town before becoming apprenticed to a shipbuilder on the Thames. He learned his trade and went on to navigate a fleet of ships to Japan.

Gillingham is one of five towns in the Medway.  The River Medway threads together Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. The Hoo Peninsula also links Medway to the Thames Estuary. The rivers are steeped in history, rich in wildlife, and the Medway is a popular waterway for pleasure trips, watersports and sightseeing.


Training in Daventry

Last week one of our instructors was training on customer premises in Daventry on their pedestrian reach truck and pedestrian pallet trucks.

In the 18th century Daventry, now just off the M1, was a thriving coaching town, but business dried up after the London and Birmingham Railway opened in 1838, bypassing Daventry.

Grand Georgian coaching inns like the Dun Cow on Brook Street still contribute to Daventry’s townscape, where there’s also a rare Georgian Church and a Moot Hall from 1768, all reflecting the prosperity of the coaching days.

High over the town’s east flank is the 200-metre Borough Hill, capped with prehistoric hillforts, and used by the BBC as a broadcasting station for most of the 20th century.

Our other instructors were working on customer premises in Banbury and Milton Park, Didcot providing novice training on the counterbalance truck and conversion training on the Very Narrow Aisle truck.

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