Doctor Andrew to the rescue

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 22 February 2024

Over the years a kind-hearted, unassuming doctor has come to a community’s assistance … with his own specially-built snow plough.

Doctor Andrew Taylor from Saddleworth bought the machine when his wife was very ill with cancer and snow was threatened in November and December, 2011. 

He said: “That would be just when we might need medical, nursing or ambulance attention down roads that are council ploughing targets - often put back by new snowfalls.

“I spotted the Land Rover on a sales website when my brother was looking for a replacement Discovery 2. 

"It came reconditioned and with the plough included at a very good price.“

He added: ”It has been out at least five times every year 2012 to 2019, but fewer times 2020 to now.

"But at least once every year. 

“My brother and I rebuilt the whole vehicle in 2019 and I’m ready to roll anytime the local community need any additional back up.”

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