Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hatfields of Sheffield and Barnsley - Triumph car dealers 62

This is the first in a series about Triumph car dealers in Sheffield and features Hatfields.

The business was founded in 1907. Ernest William Hatfield, motor engineer and Albert Joseph Platt, accountant started the company Ernest W Hatfield Limited on 9th November 1922 in Sheffield. They started vehicles sales in 1922.
Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Initially based at 145-151 Norfolk Street, Sheffield remaining there until the premises were required for city centre redevelopment in the 1960's. Showrooms in Sidney Street and West Street survived until the 1970's.  Now based in Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield.  Company papers for the period 1908 to 1960 are now held by the Sheffield City archives.

E W Hatfield on Norfolk Street, Sheffield
 E W Hatfield on Norfolk Street, Sheffield
The company has been selling Jaguar cars for many years I believe they were selling Swallow Sidecar products from day one in 1922.
Ernest W Hatfield on Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953
 Ernest W Hatfield on Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953
The Hatfield family have continued to act as directors of the business.  Mr E Leslie Hatfield, chairman and Mr Dennis W Hatfield managing director as at 30 September 1973. Family members are still involved with the running of the business.

As of 30 September 1973 the group had 155 employees.  At the time of writing the group has over 300 employees.

Hatfields Barnsley rear window sticker
Hatfields Barnsley rear window sticker
At some point the firm had a branch called Hatfields (Barnsley) Limited.

Not just Triumph and Sheffield

Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966
Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966
The business is still trading selling Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo cars from garages in Sheffield , Liverpool, Hull, Pickering, Bury, Shrewsbury and Wakefield.
February 2016 saw Hatfields, which was already running the Jaguar dealership in Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury, take over the Land Rover site on Battlefield Road from Shukers.
Hatfields Hul lLandRover Wheel Cover
Hatfields Hul lLandRover Wheel Cover

Triumph 1300

It was reported in March 1966 - Ron Springett, England and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, takes delivery of his new Triumph 1300 from Hatfields of Sheffield, Standard-Triumph Distributors. The car was handed over by Mr. L. G. Boyers.
A Triumph 1300 on the back of an Albion Super Clydesdale was the entry of E W Hatfield Ltd, Standard-Triumph Distributors, Sheffield, in the Yorkshire city's Lord Mayor's Parade in June 1966. The tableau also included a revolving hexagon, each side bearing a scene depicting the different years of Hatfields history.

Triumph car dealers in Sheffield

From my collection of directories I have been able to compile details of the many businesses that have sold Triumph cars over the years in Sheffield.  From as early as April 1951 and probably earlier Hatfields were the distributor for Triumph cars in Sheffield.  For some of the firms that were dealers in Sheffield I have found more material that I will present in further blog posts.


April 1951:
Crabtree & Nicol Ltd, City Garage, Pinstone Street,
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, I47-151 Norfolk Street,
Kennings Ltd, Leadmill Road,
E H Pickford & Co Ltd, Crescent Works, Ecclesall Road,
Allan Urquhart, 297 Ecclesall Road,
Westfield Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, West Street,

October 1955:
Distributor
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street, 1. Phone: 21176/9.
Spares and Service: 72 Furnival Street, also 161 Norfolk Street.

Dealers
C D Bramall Ltd, Malin Bridge, 6. 'Phone 43946.
Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, Bailey Lane, 1. 'Phone 22625.
And West Street. 'Phone 29131 (3 lines).
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8. 'Phone 45118.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane and Hollis Croft, l. 'Phone 25048/9.
Hillsboro Garage & Motor Co, Hillsboro Bridge, 6. 'Phone 43105.
Holmes & Younie Ltd, 30/46 Suffolk Road, 2. 'Phone 21378/9.
Kennlngs Ltd, Kenning House, Leadmill Road, 1. 'Phone 26451 - 7 day opening + 24 hour service
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 'Phone 20744-24468.
Millhouse Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 'Phone 72292.
Rippon Bros Ltd, 115 Ecclesall Road South, 11. 'Phone 70153.
Frank B Roper Ltd, 166 London Road, 2. 'Phone 51011/2.
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 'Phone 93369
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11. 'Phone 20103 - 7 day opening + 24 hour service
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise. 'Phone 70376
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 'Phone 36503.  7 day opening
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. 'Phone 29274.
Also Bradfield Road. 'Phone 43262.

1959:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street, 'Phone 29131
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8. 'Phone 45118.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane and Hollis Croft, l. 'Phone 25048/9.
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6. 'Phone 348795
Holmes & Younie Ltd, 30/46 Suffolk Road, 2. 'Phone 21378/9
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 'Phone 20744-24468.
Millhouse Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 7 'Phone 72292.
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 10 'Phone 63369 and 65308
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11. 'Phone 20103
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise. 'Phone 70376
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 'Phone 386503.
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. 'Phone 29274. and Bradfield Road. 'Phone 43262.

August 1961:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street,
Darby's, 168/180 Infirmary Road, 6
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, 1
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6.
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 2.
Millhouses Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 7
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 10
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11.
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise.
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. and Bradfield Road, 6.

February 1965:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street,
Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, 1
A F Hancock Ltd, 486/8 Glossop Road 10
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6.
Hoffmans of Sheffield Ltd, 43-67 Ecclesall Road, 11
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 2.
Sheaf Street Motors Ltd, 19-29 Sheaf Street, 2
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise.
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 
Waggon & Horses Garage, 186 Chesterfield Road, Meadowfield 8

September 1968, March 1970:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2
Hoffmans of Sheffield Ltd, 43-67 Ecclesall Road, 11
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS
Waggon & Horses Garage, 186 Chesterfield Road, Meadowfield 8

March 1972:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW and Service-Spares 200 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZD

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS

March 1974:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW and Service-Spares 200 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZD

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Hatfields of Sheffield and Barnsley, 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 facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits: Norfolk Street and Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953 images from Sheffield City Council archive;  Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966 image from the Sheffield History forum;

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

Triumph Car Dealers in Finland - Triumph 2000 Mk2 sales

Whilst collecting information about Triumph car dealers in Finland I have got this material from 1970's dealing with the Triumph 2000 Mk2. Another article will follow with the now traditional list of dealers.

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure 01

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure 02

Triumph 2000 Mk2 advert

Triumph 2000 Mk2 advert

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Triumph Car Dealers in Finland, 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 Flickr album Triumph in Finland

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits:  Thanks to Mikka Sonkki on facebook for sharing these items with me.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cleveland Car Co Ltd of Darlington - Triumph Car Dealer 61

Cleveland Car Co Ltd of Darlington and Middleborough the Standard Triumph car dealer are the feature business in this post.

Cleveland CarCo Ltd, Darlington advert Motor05-09-1956
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington advert Motor 5 September 1956

Long history

Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington vehicle 1909
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington vehicle 1909
The company started and was incorporated on 8 May 1907.  They had a garage at Grange Road.
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington  c1909
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington  c1909
Early in the companies history the company operated buses and charabancs.  Michelin manufactured car tyres and also used to supply air cylinders to motorists and the trade to inflate their tyres.

Cleveland Car Co Ltd were a air cylinder stockist as can seen in this Michelin Guide listing from 1913. 
1966 £20,000 plus new showroom for Cleveland Car Company
£20,000 plus new showroom
It was reported in July 1966 that one of the oldest motor firms in the north east of England, the
Cleveland Car Company, had recently opened lavish new showrooms at Longlands Road, Middlesborough. The Company were area dealers for Standard-Triumph and for the opening ceremony Mr. A. C. L. Mills, Standard-Triumph Home Sales Manager, and Mr. R. Moore, Northern Sales Manager, were among the guests. Pictured are Rear Admiral J. G. C. Given (Chairman, Cleveland Car Company), Mr. R. Parker (General Manager), Mr. Mills and Mr. Moore.
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington Triumph Vitesse advert from Northern Echo
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington Triumph Vitesse advert from Northern Echo
The company operated from their premises on Grange Road, Darlington from the company foundation  throughout their history.

Cleveland Car Co Ltd - corner GrangeRoad and WestStreet1970's
Cleveland Car Co Ltd - corner Grange Road and West Street 1970's

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at their Grange Road premises: 26th to 30th October 1959, 8th to 12th February 1965, 2nd to 6th May 1966,  4th to 8th September 1967 and 7th to 11th October 1968.

Triumph dealers in Darlington and Middleborough

April 1951:
Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Grange Road, Darlington

Middlesborough
C McAdams Ltd, Linthorpe Road.
Pallister Yare & Cobb Ltd, 134 Marton Road.
R F Parkinson, 29 Bottomley Street.
E Upton & Sons Ltd, 175-181 Linthorpe Road

1955:
Darlington
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd, Grange Road.        Distributor
Lambert & Williamson, Portland Garage, Woodlands Road

Middlesborough (YORKS.)
The Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.    Area dealer
'Phone 4065.
Denny, T. W., 91 Grange Road. 'Phone 2562.
R F Parkinson, 29 Bottomley Street. 'Phone 3663

1959, August 1961:
Darlington
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd, Grange Road.        Distributor
A G F Hare, Carlbury Garage, High Coniscliffe
Austen Sanderson, Northgate
E Williamson (Motors) Ltd, Portland Garage, Woodlands Road

Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Bluebell Garages (Middlesborough) Ltd, Bluebell Corner, Acklam Road.
The Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.   
Remah Motors Ltd, Longlands Road.
Ronnie Parkinson Ltd, 29 Bottomley Street.

August 1961:
Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Bluebell Garages (Middlesborough) Ltd, Bluebell Corner, Acklam Road.
The Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.   
Granville Motors Ltd, Granville Road.
Remah Motors Ltd, Longlands Road.
Ronnie Parkinson Ltd, 29 Bottomley Street.

February 1965:
Darlington
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd, Grange Road.        Distributor
A G F Hare, Carlbury Garage, High Coniscliffe
Horns Motor Services Ltd, North Road
Austen Sanderson, 163A Northgate
E Williamson (Motors) Ltd, Portland Garage, Woodlands Road

Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Bluebell Garages (Middlesborough) Ltd, Bluebell Corner, Acklam Road.
The Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.
Spencerbeck Motors Ltd, Longlands Road.
Ronnie Parkinson Ltd, Eastbourne Road Garage.

September 1968, March 1970
Darlington
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd, Grange Road.        Distributor
E Williamson (Motors) Ltd, Portland Garage, Woodlands Road

Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.   
Spencerbeck Motors Ltd, Longlands Road.

March 1970
Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road.
Morton Motors Ltd, Dixons Bank, Morton
Spencerbeck Motors Ltd, Longlands Road.

March 1972, March 1974:
Darlington
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd, Croft Road, DL3 8TL        Distributor
E Williamson (Motors) Ltd, Portland Garage, 1-7 Woodlands Road DL3 7BJ

Middlesborough (YORKS.)
Cleveland Car Co. Ltd., Longlands Garage, Marton Road, Middleborough TS4 2NR.
Marton Motors Ltd, Stokesley Road, Marton, TS7 8NX

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Cleveland Car Co Ltd of Darlington, 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.

Read about Dunns of Sunderland

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits: Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington  c1909 image from Durham CountyCouncil; Cleveland Car Co Ltd, Darlington vehicle 1909 image from Darlington and Stockton Times; Cleveland Car Co Ltd - corner Grange Road and West Street 1970's image from Darlington library collection;

Monday, March 12, 2018

Standard Pennant Practical Maintenance Hints Book

Standard Pennant Vehicle Practical Maintenance Hints Book cover

The Standard Pennant Practical Maintenance Hints Book is the 5th item from the batch of books and manuals rescued by Colin Wake.
Standard Pennant

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd - Triumph car dealer 60

W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd advert from Earls Court 1958 Motor Show - Daily Mail
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd advert from Earls Court 1958 Motor Show - Daily Mail
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd are the subject of this post which is the 60th in my series about garages that dealt with cars from the Standard Triumph company.  In 1958 the business was selling Standard, Triumph Jaguar, Austin and Rover cars.  The company was taken over by Lex Mead and traded as Lex Bexleyheath. At a later stage the garage took on the Honda franchise.  The Broadway premises have been demolished and a supermarket now occupies the site.
W T Richards Brands Hatch program advert 18 May 1959
W T Richards Brands Hatch program advert 18 May 1959

Street views

W T Richards Garage, Bexleyheath c.1931
Bexley archives have several photos of W T Richards in their collection which you can view online.  The early view from c1931 shows a garage at the Market House, Marketplace, Bexleyheath.  Later the business open a garage at 74-78 Broadway.
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd at 74-78 Broadway
W T Richards at 74-78 Broadway
The Broadway site was developed over the year.  The photo below shows the addition of a canopy over the petrol pumps.
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd at 74-78 Broadway later
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd at 74-78 Broadway later
The Broadway building was extended and the petrol pumps removed as can be seen in this photo found by Mick Masters in the Bexley archives.
Lex Mead, 74/78 The Broadway, DA6 7LN
Lex Mead, 74/78 The Broadway, DA6 7LN
The company Lex Motor Company (Bexleyheath) Limited was incorporated 1 January 1970 and later it was dissolved following a meeting on 13 December 1976.
Lex Bexleyheath Window Sticker
Lex Bexleyheath Window Sticker

Lex Bexleyheath Dolomite Sprint advert Motor 23 June 1973
Lex Bexleyheath Dolomite Sprint advert Motor 23 June 1973

Triumph in Bexleyheath

October 1955, 1959, August 1961, February 1965, :
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd, 74/78 The Broadway - Area dealer

September 1968, March 1970,
W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd, 74/78 The Broadway - Distributor

March 1972, March 1974
Lex Motor Co (Bexleyheath) Ltd, 74/78 The Broadway - Distributor

May 1975
Lex Motor Co (Bexleyheath) Ltd, 74/78 The Broadway - Distributor for Triumph, Rover and Land Rover

March 1988:
Lex Mead, 74/78 The Broadway, DA6 7LN - Distributor for Austin Rover

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd, 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 face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits: W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd advert from Earls Court 1958 Motor Show - Daily Mail; W T Richards (Bexleyheath) Ltd at 74-78 Broadway images from Bexley Archives; Lex Bexleyheath Window Sticker from Sam Osbon on flickr; Lex Bexleyheath Dolomite Sprint advert Motor 23 June 1973;

Monday, March 05, 2018

Standard Atlas Practical Maintenance Hints Book

Standard Atlas Commercial Vehicle Practical Maintenance Hints Book cover
The Standard Atlas Commercial Vehicle Practical Maintenance Hints Book is the 4th item from the batch of books and manuals rescued by Colin Wake.
Standard Atlas Commercial Vehicle Practical Maintenance Hints Book page 3

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Standard 10 6cwt Commercial Vehicle Instruction Book


The Standard 10 6cwt Commercial Vehicle Instruction Book is the 3rd item from the batch of books and manuals rescued by Colin Wake.
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Standard 10 Instruction Book



The Standard 10 Instruction Book is the 2nd item from the batch of books and manuals rescued by Colin Wake.
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bexhill Motors Ltd - Triumph Car Dealers 59

sill plate Bexhill Motors Ltd

This post is about Bexhill Motors Ltd a Triumph car dealer based in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex UK.
Bexhill Motors Ltd dealer address stamp on Triumph 1975 brochure
Bexhill Motors Ltd dealer address stamp on Triumph 1975 brochure

Golden Anniversary Booklet

To celebrate 50 years in business the company had printed a special booklet.  Unfortunately I only have a rather bad copy but here are some of the contents.
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet cover
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet cover
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet image 01
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet image 01
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet image 02
Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet image 02
Can you share a clearer copy of the Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet?

Triumph in Bexhill-on-Sea

October 1955:
Bexhill Motors Co Ltd, 65 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea listed as a distributor open 24hrs a day Monday to Saturday.

August 1961:
Bexhill Motors (1960) Ltd, 65 London Road - open 24hrs a day Monday to Saturday.

February 1965:
Bexhill Motors (1960) Ltd, 65 London Road

September 1968, March 1970, March 1972, March 1974:
Bexhill Motors Ltd, 65 London Road

May 1975:
Bexhill Motors Ltd, 57-69 London Road, TN39 3LA listed as a distributor for Rover, Triumph and Land Rover

March 1988:
Skinners (Bexhill) Ltd, 57-69 London Road, TN39 3LA

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Bexhill Motors Ltd, 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 face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits:Thanks to Lee Godfrey for the sill plate image; Bexhill Motors Ltd Golden Anniversary booklet images from Andy Mills.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Triumph TR2 Instruction Book

The Triumph TR2 Instruction Book is the first of several new documents that hope to be sharing. A friend recently obtained a collection of books that were being disposed of by a library as surplus to their needs.  This is an old style owners handbook.
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Douglas Garage of Northampton - Triumph Car Dealers 58

Douglas Garage of Northampton feature in this article.
Douglas Garage Ltd of Northampton
Douglas Garage Ltd of Northampton
Established in 1919 Douglas Garage Ltd was incorporated as a company on 25 June 1940 and dissolved on 25 October 2011.  The building shown above was built in 1937 in Sheep Street, Northampton and was demolished in 2004.  This purposed built garage at 46-50 Sheep Street was designed in the Art Deco style and included both sales and maintenance facilities with living accommodation above. 
46-50 Sheep Street, Northampton August 2016
46-50 Sheep Street, Northampton August 2016
The site has been redeveloped as flats. Prior to the Art Deco Douglas Garage being built the business had operated from the site using an older building.
Douglas Garage Standard advert May 1930
Douglas Garage Standard advert May 1930
Douglas Motor Services which was founded by and is operated by members of the Douglas family still trades from premises in Northampton.   They now restore classic cars.
Douglas Motor Services logo

Xmas display

Douglas Garage Ltd Northampton Christmas 1958 window display
Douglas Garage Ltd Northampton Christmas 1958 window display
The 1958 Christmas window display at the Douglas Garage featured a Standard Pennant.

A service week in Northampton

It was reported in the Standard Car Review May 1959 that a Service Week was held by The Douglas Garage Ltd, 46-50 Sheep Street, Northampton, Standard and Triumph Dealers, who combined the Service Week with an attractive display of spares and accessories. In the picture are Messrs. W. R. Feltham and A. G. Holmes, Service Engineers at Douglas Garage Ltd.

Promotional items

Douglas Garage branded ash tray
Douglas Garage branded ash tray
I was sent this photo of a Douglas Garage branded ash tray by Jonathan Cronin who also shared a photo of this log book cover.
Douglas Garage branded log book cover
Douglas Garage branded log book cover

Douglas address stamps




Standard Triumph dealer

Douglas Garage 1950 RAC guide advert
Douglas Garage 1950 RAC guide advert
The company held the Standard Triumph franchise over many years.

Triumph dealers in Northampton

April 1951:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 50 Sheep Street
Grose Ltd, Marefair
Arthur Mulliner Ltd, Bridge Street

C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Northampton
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Northampton date unknown
October 1955:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street  - Distributor
W T Baker (Automobiles) Ltd, 206 Kettering Road
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Abington Avenue,
Chisholm Motors, Roe  Road
Redhead & Sons, Wellingborough Road - tel 1272

1959, August 1961:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street  - Distributor
W T Baker (Automobiles) Ltd, 206 Kettering Road
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Abington Avenue
Westonia Garage Ltd,  Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell - tel 32376

February 1965:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street  - Distributor
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Abington Avenue
Moto Baldet Ltd, Kingsley Park Garage
Wood Bros and Runham Ltd, 3a Campbell Street

September 1968:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street  - Distributor
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Abington Avenue
Moto Baldet Ltd, Kingsley Park Garage

March 1970:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street,  - Distributor
C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Abington Avenue
Grose Ltd,  Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell NN3 3JE

March 1972:
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street,
Grose Westonia Ltd,  Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell  - Distributor

March 1974:
Barlow Westonia Ltd,  Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell NN3 3JD - Distributor
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street,

May 1975:
Wadham Stringer (Westonia) Ltd,  Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell NN3 3JD - Distributor
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street,

March 1988 Austin Rover dealers:
Henlys (Midland) Ltd, Weedon Road, NN5 5DH
Douglas Garage Ltd, 46/50 Sheep Street, NN1 2NB

May 1991 Rover Group dealer:
Henlys (Midland) Ltd, Weedon Road, NN5 5DH

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Douglas Garage Ltd of Northampton, 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 face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

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

Picture credits: Douglas Garage Ltd of Northampton from the Douglas family collection; Douglas Garage Ltd Northampton Christmas 1958 window display from the Standard Triumph Review March 1959; Douglas Garage Standard advert May 1930 from http://www.carnivalarchive.org.uk; Douglas Garage branded ash tray and Douglas Garage branded log book cover photos by Jonathan Cronin; Douglas Garage 1950 RAC guide advert from gracesguide.com; C W Bament & Sons Ltd, County Garage, Northampton date unknown image posted to facebook by Stuart Poole .