NOSTALGIA: Monster load negotiates Boston Market Place roundabout in 1962

Here we see a monster load moving slowly around Boston’s Market Place roundabout 60 years ago.

Boston Market Place 60 years ago.
Boston Market Place 60 years ago.

The 40ft-long tank, which was 6ft in diameter and weighed 16 tons, was being delivered to the dock timber yard of J. S. Towell Ltd, the importers.

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It was to be used for the pressure impregnation of timber with preservative and fire retardant salts in a new plant coming into operation the following month.