Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd of Leicester - Triumph Car Dealers 17b

This is short article about Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd of Leicester is number 17b in my series of articles about Triumph car dealers.

Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd have a long history in Leicester. The business was founded in 1897 as a bicycle maker. They have held the Land Rover franchise for many years and at the time of writing are still selling Land Rover group products..

Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd, Walnut Street, Leicester
Here is a photo of their Walnut Street building that I have extracted from a video of the company history that you can see on their website.

Dealers address info

In 1955 in addition to the distributor H A Browett & Co Ltd there were 7 other dealers in the city including:
Newton, Baker Ltd., 36 Western Road.

In 1968 in addition to the distributor H A Browett & Co Ltd there were 6 other dealers in the city including :
Newton, Baker Ltd, 36 Western Road.

In 1974 in addition to the distributor H A Browett & Co Ltd there were 2 other dealers in the city including :
Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd, Walnut Street, LE2 7GS who had taken over Newton Baker in 1971.

For more info about Newton Baker Limited see my earlier post.

For more info about Triumph dealers in Leicester see my post about H A Browett & Co Ltd were listed as the distributor for the area.

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my facebook Triumph Car Dealer page.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges 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.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:The garage image was captured from the company website; the badge was found on eBay.
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