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 Post subject: Re: old garages
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: old garages
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Kennings, Church St, Burnley..


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 Post subject: Re: old garages
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Andrews of Bournemouth, 1969


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 Post subject: Re: old garages
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 Post subject: Re: old garages
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:33 am 
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Pete wrote:
Andrews of Bournemouth, 1969


I tell you what, there must have been some wind loading on that Austin / Morris sign! :o

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 Post subject: Re: old garages
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Newfangled reflective pressed alloy plates on that, how very modern! Don't see many of those on Minis at shows anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: old garages
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Pete wrote:
https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gallery/take-drive-down-memory-lane-15961962


Newfangled reflective pressed alloy plates on that, how very modern! Don't see many of those on Minis at shows anymore.
. My old MEG had them on in 1967!


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 Post subject: Re: old garages
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:52 pm 
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I bet they looked dead swish Pete! Still available from some of the classic plate firms but most people go for black and silver / white. Had a lovely set of raised digit / reflective plates made up for my '73 XJ6 which transformed the look of the whole car, thinking of ordering a set for WMU.

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 Post subject: Re: old garages
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:32 pm 
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RS6 wrote:
In Preston (Lancashire) the Morris dealership was held by Loxham's on Corporation Street, which was subsequently taken over by Dutton Forshaw.

This is the Loxham's site in 1965...

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as Dutton Forshaw in 1978 (prior to demolition of The Public Hall)...

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and today...

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The Austin dealership in the town was held by Dunderdale & Yates at Austin House on Fishergate.

This is the site in 1944 when the premises were requisitioned as a 'shadow factory' to manufacture parts for the Halifax bomber - hence the policeman on duty and the anti tank traps placed around the building. The sign above Austin House is a leftover from the previous tenant, Lookers of Preston.

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This is the site in 1964...

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and today...

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There was also a BMC 'sub-dealership' in the town called Stan Marks Ltd. whose showroom was on Lancaster Road. Their workshop was a short distance away on Garstang Road.

This is Stan Marks' showroom prior to demolition...

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and today...

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This is Stan Marks' workshop in 1960...

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and today...

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I've just been looking at this post & in particular what the Loxhams garage in Preston looked like in the sixties, my Midget rolled out of this garage in January 68, this is what the car looks like today 51 years later.


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The Automobile Palace Llanfair PG on Anglesey where my Great Uncle bought a brand new Almond Green Austin Mini Super Deluxe in 1967! Now long gone despite its 80s revamp...


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