Saturday, April 09, 2016

Harry R Fisk and Kitchen Bros - Triumph Car Dealers 8

This is the eighth in an occasional series about Triumph car dealers in the UK.

Harry R Fisk Ltd - Norwich

Harry R FIsk Ltd - Triumph car dealer
Harry R Fisk - Triumph car dealer image 1
Harry R FIsk Ltd - Triumph car dealer image 2
Harry R Fisk window sticker - Triumph car dealer image2

Listed in 1968/69 as a Triumph dealer based in  Stoke Holy Cross at  Norwich Road Garage, NOR SSW.

Still trading as a an Austin Rover garage in 1987.  The garage building were taken on by Averill's Garage.  Alan Marsh, married Monica Fiske in the mid 60's. He became manager of the garage when Harry died in 1964. Ownership was passed to him when Monica sadly died in 1995. He leased the site to David Averill for 3 years, and then sold the site to a developer.  Alan Marsh died in 2004 of motor neuron disease.  The site of this garage is now occupied by houses and is called Fiske's Court.

Kitchen Bros - Diss


Kitchen Bros of Diss - Triumph car dealer
Kitchen Bros of Diss - Triumph car dealer sticker
Kitchen Bros of Diss - Triumph car dealer advert

Not listed in the 1965 or 1968/69 dealer booklet.  Listed in 1974 as being based at Bedford Garage, Victoria Road, Diss with proprietors called DH and RR Kitchen. The advert above dates from 1977 and was scanned from Diss Town Guide 1977/78 by Spottedlaurel

The garage was also known as a place to go to a Wurlitzer organ concert. The Organ is since at least May 2011 said to be in storage in Northampton.


The 1965 and 1968/69 Triumph car dealer list shows: Brockdish Service Station, Brockdish, Diss as a dealer.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about these garages, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link 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 these garages, 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.

Picture credits: Walter Gunston concert ticket.  Spottedlaurel on Flickr for Harry R Fisk image 2 + the Kitchen Bros images. Phil Overton on Facebook for Harry R Fisk image 1
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