Stolen Carriages recovered
Carriages reported stolen on the BHDTA website in 2005 have been recovered by police.
The Police in Northern Ireland have recovered two of the three carriages that I were stolen from Buckinghamshire 2 years ago - in July 2005.
The original stolen vehicle item, as shown on our website is reproduced below. The two vehicles recovered are the Bennington (top picture) and the Robert Smith Phaeton (bottom). Still missing is the Hallingbury four wheel marathon carriage.
These vehicles were found in Ireland and it is highly possible that the missing vehicle is there as well. We suspect that all three vehicles were taken over from Leeds/Bradford area and have been in storage for some time to let the heat die down before they tried to move them on.
The original owner was alerted because the Bennington vehicle was advertised on Ebay !
The remaining stolen vehicle is a Hallingbury four wheel marathon vehicle, black with small red lines ( four seats two front two back - two back seats face each other), hydraulic brakes all round, fit up to 14 - 15hh - Tilbury shafts in silver paint. Serial number stamped into metal frame between the wheels on the drivers side 02/2/01/1/W/3781 and the Hallingbury name is stamped on the axle caps
Please if you see this vehicle or are offered it, contact Thames Valley Police on 0845 8505 505 and quote the Crime Report number AG8655166/05 - URN 158724/7/05.