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Pandora
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One for Robin111, just posted on the Old Dunfermline facebook page:

"This photograph shows Goodall's Garage just before it was taken down to make way for the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. It was originally the stable block for the Royal Hotel that was situated on the High Street, before being leased by John Goodall in 1875. It was one of the best appointed stables in the country and had the resources to supply up to thirty horse-drawn carts to take the old weavers of #Dunfermline for their drives into the countryside, and they also supplied funeral corteges drawn by Belgian horses, before converting to motor cars in 1921. They introduced their famous electric powered car turntable in 1933. After operating for 100 years they were taken over by Taggart's in 1975 and the doors finally closed in 1976, with the premises later being demolished to make way for the Kingsgate Shopping Centre."

You can see the old post office (recently closed) in the background better than the earlier photos

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More pics .. pretty sure the first one is the old Kennings off the A6 in Stockport. 2nd one is self explanatory, spot the Hornets in the showroom.
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Pandora wrote:One for Robin111, just posted on the Old Dunfermline facebook page:

"This photograph shows Goodall's Garage just before it was taken down to make way for the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. It was originally the stable block for the Royal Hotel that was situated on the High Street, before being leased by John Goodall in 1875. It was one of the best appointed stables in the country and had the resources to supply up to thirty horse-drawn carts to take the old weavers of #Dunfermline for their drives into the countryside, and they also supplied funeral corteges drawn by Belgian horses, before converting to motor cars in 1921. They introduced their famous electric powered car turntable in 1933. After operating for 100 years they were taken over by Taggart's in 1975 and the doors finally closed in 1976, with the premises later being demolished to make way for the Kingsgate Shopping Centre."

You can see the old post office (recently closed) in the background better than the earlier photos

Al
Nice one Al, I'll add it to the collection.

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Not sure where this was...
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Pre war and I think was in Lymington.
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Pete wrote:Not sure where this was...
Almost in your back yard Pete, Henlys (Oldham) in King Street, Oldham
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Blackshaws of Morpeth, turned into a Datsun dealer in the 1980s

https://www.blackshaws.net/about-us/company-history

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Simon776 wrote:
Pete wrote:Not sure where this was...
Almost in your back yard Pete, Henlys (Oldham) in King Street, Oldham
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Oh! Its changed alot up there and I dont remember it at all, just the W Monk (later Kenning) dealership at the bottom of Oldham Rd which I went in now and again and was a more modern building.

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Just come across this web page

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/nostal ... e-15961962

Has some great shots from the 1970's of Surrey based garages and dealerships including
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