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Though to be fair Stu, I'm happy to see those three blamed for anything with the total shite they produced in the 80s. :lol:

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Possible reprieve for Waterman for his railway preservation role?

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Pete wrote:Though to be fair Stu, I'm happy to see those three blamed for anything with the total shite they produced in the 80s. :lol:
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In London today and spotted this place near Covent Garden tube. Anyone know anything about it?

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Another from Donny ( Doncaster ) Claybourns , Singer and Riley Dealers

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coopertim wrote:In London today and spotted this place near Covent Garden tube. Anyone know anything about it?

Tim
The coachbuilding trade dominated Long Acre in the nineteenth century - in 1906 41 buildings in the street were occupied by firms associated with transport, a mixture of traditional coachbuilders and those connected with the motor trade. By 1916 the transition to motor cars and related trades was almost complete. The Mercedes showroom was at number 127 to 130, close to Daimler and Fiat. At number 132 in 1929, John Logie Baird made the first British television broadcast. Just off Long Acre is Langley Street, home of the famous Pineapple Dance Studios. Just opposite, until 2000, was Paxman, one of the best English manufacturers of French horns. It is said that the poet Richard Lovelace spent his final years in Long Acre, in great poverty. As a young man Thomas Paine worked as a corset maker in Long Acre. In 1896 "The Freemason's Arms" was built, and still stands on Long Acre. Masonic symbols adorn the façade.

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What about STEELS at Groundwell Road in Swindon or Victoria Garage on the road up to Old Town? Anyone?

Victoria Garage devoted their whole left hand side of their showroom window to assembling a brand new Morris Minor Traveller being made from parts soon after production ceased, after a customer said that he'd like one! So said at the time, that it would have cost TWICE the cost doing it that way but the BL hierarchy said that it would cost him the standard showroom price

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Westfields, Stirling, Morris/Wolseley and BMC. Workshop was on the second floor with a lift to bring cars up. Showroom on ground floor, parts on top floor. Purpose built by Westfield, nice building.

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...and nicely preserved isn't it?



Marshalls , Peterborough....
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Kinson Motors, Bournemouth 1965. Austin dealer.
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