The Mammoth Story...
The Hoveringham Group was brought by Tarmac in December 1981 but the mammoth remained outside the former head office until the early 1990s when it was donated by Tarmac to Nottingham Trent University, and was re-erected outside their engineering department. There it remained- until now.
In January 2019 members of the Hoveringham Vintage Vehicle Society (HVVS) started to explore the possibility of returning the mammoth to its original home. Tarmac was consulted regarding their gifting to the university and confirmation of ownership, and, as a result of their support and positive response, negotiations started with Nottingham Trent University, which culminated in HVVS receiving the necessary deed of gift document in June this year.
HVVS were now the proud owners of a rusty old mammoth and in July, with help from Hutchinson Engineering, the mammoth was set free, lifted and transported from the Clifton Campus to Thurgarton where it awaits refurbishment by Yates Engineering before being re-sited.
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