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IKBR Ltd - Reaching Out, Reaching Up in & around Lydbrook

Lydbrook is a large village situated on the western edge of the Forest of Dean and adjacent to the Wye Valley. Many of the village houses are high on the valley hillsides. The Lydbrook valley was once the site of a thriving tinplate works, opened in 1871 and closed in 1925. The village also housed the large cable works factory built in 1912 by H. W. Smith & Co. The works supplied a vast quantity of field telephone cable during the First World War. The old railway, built in 1872 ran high along the hillside, and then crossed the valley on a huge viaduct on 90ft high stone piers. The viaduct was finally demolished in 1969. Without the heavy industry, the village is now a tranquil backwater. Lydbrook became established thanks to its deep valley, running down to the Wye from the central Forest. It offered a source of power (running water), close proximity to materials such as wood, stone and iron ore and also good communications and transport via the Wye. A mill existed at Lydbrook ViaductLydbrook as early as 1282 by the late 15th century, there were three forges, a lime kiln a tinplate works and a wire-works. It became the principle coal port on the Wye from which Forest coal was shipped to Ross and Hereford. Despite the fact that for most of its history Lydbrook has been a hive of industrial activity, surprisingly little of this remains to be seen. The Forge Hammer Inn (currently closed) recalls the village's past along with a row of former dockworkers cottages at the foot of the valley near the river. There is a group of lime kilns in the lane above the Royal Spring Inn and the King's Howarth Furnace, albeit in greatly changed form also remains. Most notable however are the abutments of the Severn & Wye Railway Viaduct, which was built in 1872 to carry a branch railway line from Cinderford, a major feat of 19th century engineering

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New lease of life for 1996 Genie S40

This Genie S40 has undergone a complete top to bottom refurbishment in our workshops and is now ready to take on new challenges with a new owner.

Built in 1996, it has completed just 4394 hours of service. The timing belt has been replaced, a thorough test carried out and a new 6 month LOLER certificate comes with the machine.

For more details see our In Stock page.

Used MEWP & Access Equipment for Sale Services Provided in:
  • Lydbrook
  • Access platform
  • Powered access
  • Cherry picker
  • Scissor lift
  • Stickboom
  • Towers
  • Vehicle mounted access
  • Trailer mounted access
  • Push around access
  • Mast boom
  • Vertical mast lift
  • Material lift
  • Glass lift
  • Articulated boom lift
  • Telescopic boom lift
  • Rotating boom lift
  • Tracked boom lift
  • Spider boom lift