We Can Do It!

Fred Cooper Remembers Edward Box & Ernest Holmes

Historic Roadways

07814 559470


We Can Do It! written and published by Roy Larkin,

tells the story Ernest Holmes' career in the Army Service Corps in the First World War, as an owner-driver in the 1920s

and managing director of the Edward Box & Co Ltd's Birmingham office from the late 1920s to the 1949

to the varied business empire he created post-nationalisation

through the personal memories of his daughter, Diane and good friend and workmate, Fred

complimented by research from official documents and 150 photographs.

We Can Do It front cover with scammell 100 tonner on bridge


ISBN 978 0 9565014 3 1

"The text is compelling and informative and far from being a dry account written in history book style. Absolutely splendid nostalgia." – Classic & Vintage Commercials magazine

"The photos are excellently reproduced and the text both interesting and informative. The book is, in short, an all-round fascinating read." – Classic Military Vehicle magazine


Buy now with ease and confidence with Paypal

All purchases dispatched within one working day


Please Note:

Brexit induced customs regulations mean that

additional costs may/will be incurred

at the delivery point.

There may also be customs delays.


Customers in the EU may contact Steve at the


In Ypres

£12.95 + £4.00p&p    U.K.
£12.95 + £15.00p&p    RoW