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Pete wrote:Pre war and I think was in Lymington.
Hi Pete

Yes, you are correct in saying Dawson Bros garage was in Lymington, they were later taken over by Goddards of Salisbury who were Austin distributors, somewhere around the mid sixty's. I believe that they closed down around the mid seventy's. The body shop was on the first floor, access being gained by a very tall four post lift. The third floor was a very nice flat with views overlooking the Solent with the Isle of White in the distance, lived in by the managing director of Goddards, Mr John Harris. I worked there on many occasions repairing and maintaining the central heating systems and workshop oil fired space heater. Upon closing down most of their tools etc. were sold by auction in Salisbury where I purchased their Van Norman 944 cylinder boring bar of which I posted a picture of back in November. Although well used, it was still it's wooden cabinet complete with original instruction book and tool kit. I still use this machine today although not as much as twenty years ago.

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Mann Egerton on London Road in Derby.
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Mann Egerton cheeky playing cards
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Mann Egerton on London Road in Derby.

Jeebus, that looks rough!
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Anyone got a pic of Austin Dealer Moxhams Limited of Torquay??
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snoopy64 wrote:Anyone got a pic of Austin Dealer Moxhams Limited of Torquay??
No joy with the dealership itself but this just popped up in a quick search...
Dealer sticker AUSTIN.jpg
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The 1275GT my folks had from 1971-78 was supplied by Tilleys of Dorset with as small gold decal on the inside of the passenger door. NJT840J. Anyone know who/where they were?

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Costafortune wrote:The 1275GT my folks had from 1971-78 was supplied by Tilleys of Dorset with as small gold decal on the inside of the passenger door. NJT840J. Anyone know who/where they were?
Their main garage was in Dorchester and there was another outlet in Weymouth.
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WMU 211G wrote:
snoopy64 wrote:Anyone got a pic of Austin Dealer Moxhams Limited of Torquay??
No joy with the dealership itself but this just popped up in a quick search...
Dealer sticker AUSTIN.jpg
...interesting model/spec on this one thru the rear window ??!...foxy52

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Douglas Isle of Man
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