Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday - E is for Eddie Stobart


We spotted this Eddie Stobart lorry heading south down the M6 in Cheshire. We were exiting Junction 19 at Tabley for the A556.

Eddie Stobart spotting is a pastime that has taken over from trainspotting. I'm not sure when it first started, and it wasn't until I did a bit of research for this post, that I discovered there is actually a lot more to it than just spying one particular haulier's vehicles on the road.


For many people it isn't just a harmless pastime to wile away a boring motorway journey, but an obsession. If you really want to know more, do some googling and you'll soon discover probably more than you want to know.

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35 comments:

  1. I must have missed something when I have been visiting the UK - I never saw one! However, that can be remedied in a couple of weeks.

    Everyone needs a hobby...

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  2. Hello Gerald,
    Very interesting this Eddy Strobart, never heard of that before but therefore I visit your blog, to learn thank you!
    Happy ABC wednesday

    My link: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

    Greetings JoAnn-D-Eyes

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  3. i'm seriously thinking about googling this search string after reading this post...

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  4. I will have to 'google' this. Are they in the States?

    Interesting post.
    Nice "E" today.
    Come visit Elfins and Egrets, Click here.

    Troy and Martha

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  5. They even have a fanclub, I understand. I find, if I'm driving a long journey by myself, that Stobart-spotting keeps me awake.

    It's much harder to spot a Norbert Dentressangle - I've only ever seen a couple of them, even though I have a friend who insists they're as ubiquitous as Eddie Stobarts.

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  6. Eddy Strobert-spotting??? Sounds pretty good to me...another reason for getting out & about. Happy ABC Wed.

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  7. Well Lord willing if I end up in the UK again I'll have to keep an eye out :0)

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  8. All the lorries have names, don't they?

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  9. Eddie Strobart spotting sounds like fun. I will come up with a norwegian version :-)

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  10. did a lot of 'eddie spotting' during my 6 years working in the north. still do anytime I'm out on a motorway
    john

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  11. First I've ever heard of Eddie Stobart. Around here we look for Tim Horton's.

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  12. Interesting post. When I'm there (hopefully) next summer, I'll do a bit of Eddie Stobart watching myself. lol

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  13. Never heard of Eddie Stobart....Tim Horton's I have and I like that...nice E.

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  14. Both my Son's have played at 'Spotting Eddies'.. the oldest son as a collection of models as well....

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  15. Now I am interested! I will google it too!

    My E picture is now posted, too! You can check it out HERE if you have the time. Thanks!

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  16. Something else new that I have learned today.
    Thank you for Educating me on Eddie Stobart.
    Wonderful photos also.

    Bear((( )))

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  17. Had never heard of it! Learn so much in this group! Thank you

    Check out my Engine here

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  18. I haven't heard of this company before. I would think it would be a good passtime while on the road. Great E post.

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  19. I used to work in Corby, Northants, opposite an Eddie Stobbart depot, so I've spotted quite a few of their trucks in my time.

    Good choice for E.

    Gary

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  20. You have to have good eyes to see a motive like this

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  21. Fine way to stay aware during long ride !

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  22. Eddie Stobart spotting is certainly a new one for me. I did a Google search and found a Stobart Members Club web site; you even have to pay membership to join. They certainly take it seriously!

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  23. Only when I moved up north, did I discover this obsession of others. Amusing reading the comments of others who are at a loss. I'll bet this is a unique choice today.

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  24. Being in Australia, i know this is out of my ken, but interesting what others adopt as a hobby!

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  25. well, that is interesting...what fun!

    and thanks for your visit to my blog...all the eggs have gone, sorry..too late!

    Annie

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  26. A very familiar site when travelling up and down the motorways, I have read the history before and it is an interesting story how the company has grown.

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  27. Oh, great - another past time to get hooked on! Sounds just like something I'd go for. Glad I'm not tempted but next time I'm in UK or the continent... Fun post & lovely scenery too.

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  28. This is very interesting, I like the views.

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  29. I have never seen one either.

    Hello Gerald. I was visiting Dick's blog when I came across you and thought to pay you a visit.

    Great to see you here amongst my blogger friends.

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  30. Now you got me curious, never heard of them before!
    Great post about something new to me! :o)


    Kisses from Nydia.

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  31. Eddie sponsored a BSB racing team last year.
    Great post, yes we always point them out and the firm from Potto.

    Thanks for your contributions to ABC Wednesday G.
    Dx

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  32. Hi from South Shields,

    I'd like to thank you for your steadfast support, the combine comments and emails from CDP bloggers has had a
    profound affect, South Tyneside Council is to retrain it's staff and South Shields Daily Photo
    will be posting again as from tomorrow.

    Many thanks

    Curly.

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  33. That was very interesting. I had never heard of it before. Definetly a different past time. Great choice.

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  34. i like to spot shearings coaches full of happy holidaymakers from the uk - and i always get a kick when i spot one here on the european mainland
    gwilym (in vienna)

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