A short history of Clark & LambertThe workshops and stores were on the upper level at Clark & Lambert, and entered and exited via steep, spiral concrete rampways from the ground level. It's fair to say they were 'interesting' to drive up and down, and the walls bore the scars of various vehicles that had bounced off them, including our own Caffyns Minor van!---said boxofbits from the TR Register.
|Clark & Lambert -Trinity Place Garage|
|Clark & Lambert - Trinity Place Garage before and after|
The firm is also listed as a Land Rover dealer in 1950.
|Fleet order of Heralds supplied by Willetts through Clark & Lambert|
Show and Service Weeks
Factory staff visited the Trinity Place branch on several occasions to assist the branch with special promotional Show and Service Weeks over the years including 2nd to 6th March 1963 and again between 24th and 28th May 1965 . A further Show and Service took place during the week 8th to 12th January 1967.
Former Cinema converted to showroom
|Mrs. M, Lambert, Fyfe Robertson, the Mayor of Eastbourne, and Mr. M. Lambert, Director|
and a founder of the firm, at the opening ceremony
|Clark & Lambert Ltd Eastbourne new 1965 showroom exterior|
A feature is the enlarged stage as a show area for a car and the retention of the sloping floor as an aid to display.
|Clark & Lambert Ltd Eastbourne new 1965 showroom interior|
Dealers address and other Eastbourne Triumph dealersIn the 1965 Triumph Service Directory listing for Eastbourne:
Clark & Lambert Ltd,. Trinity Place Garage. 'Phone 4660. Distributor
Cornfield Garage Ltd., 21 Cornfield Road. 'Phone 2244. Dealer
Willetts (Eastlbourne) Ltd 85/87 South Street. 'Phonc 2384 Dealer
In 1968/69 only Clark & Lambert are listed for Eastbourne.
In the 1974 the listing the firm is still listed at Trinity Place Garage as a distributor but the name has changed to Clarke & Lambert (Prop. Caffyns Ltd) to reflect the business being bought by Caffyns in 1970.
Further information and sourcesLink to the other articles in this series.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.
If you have any more information about this garage, photos of window stickers or sill plates etc please let me know.
You can download a copy of the Triumph Sales and Service Directory 1968-69 which started me off on the search for info about Triumph car dealers.
Galileo on the Triumph Dolomite forum has very kindly scanned and made available a 1974'ish copy of the Triumph Sales And Service directory. You can get a copy here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6QR7c9loufLQXJsTkJWUTEtelk
Picture credits: Views of the garage building Grenville Godfrey on Flickr.