Charles burrell sons were builders of steam traction engines agricultural machinery steam lorries and steam tram engines the company were based in thetford norfolk and operated from the st nicholas works on minstergate and st nicholas street some of which survives today at their height they employed over 350 people and were the largest employer within the town. Tardis of a museumgreat piece of history preserveda lot about the area and how the machines were made and the conditions they worked inhas a small area for children and a cafe upstairs they will also serve you downstairs and outside just ask not expensive. Burrells of thetford burrell steam engines once built in the norfolk market town of thetford are amongst the best loved traction engines in todays preservation movement the st nicholas works of charles burrell sons ltd never produced as many engines as the likes of john fowler co or aveling porter but they did gain a widspread . Posts about burrells of thetford written by worldwarzoogardener1939 the february 1918 strand article referred to in mr tremayne newspaper letter was written to challenge the usual story or official story given in the september 1917 issue of the strand magazine
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