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Gary Schulz
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Re: old garages

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My 1964 Almond Green/OEW Austin Cooper S was purchased new here (185 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth)-
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Still there today-
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Re: old garages

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Imperial motors had moved to another site in central Bournemouth when your Cooper S was sold
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see the post from dodge44 in this thread
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Re: old garages - something different

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Wasn't sure where to post this... but it is an old garage ;-)

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davidnutland wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:12 pm Imperial motors had moved to another site in central Bournemouth when your Cooper S was sold
Interesting... So the Old Christchurch Road address must have been their prewar address then? I had to go back to 2015 to find the post you mentioned!

Wait! Here is a receipt showing they were at the Christchurch address after the war so something doesn't add up...
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Imperial Motors were still @ Christchurch Rd in 1961 but also had another site on Norwich Avenue. They were gone from Christchurch Rd by 1966.
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Since Bournemouth was mentioned. This is Henlys, The Square, Bournemouth from 1963 according to the Flicker picture label.

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Very likely where our MkI Riley Elf was purchased in January 1963. Ex Chuck Heleker car.

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Pete wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:35 am Anyone remember the Melton Service Station at Marr near Barnsley/Doncaster? (Goff!?)

I think it was run by Barry Pearson and his dad, Barry racing Broadspeed Minis in the mid 60s, preparing lots of others, raced an ex Jim Clark Cortina, then his Melton Racing Escort which he did very well with. Oddly I found a letter written to him inviting him to an awards bash that fell out of a race programme I bought off Ebay recently.
Pete i remember the garage/ filling station , just off the A1M on the A635 , but know nothing about it !! ,i posted your images on a Doncaster Facebook page and got this reply
Helen Pearson wrote-
I am a very close family member , Barry raced mini's and a Lotus cortina in the 60s and was connected to Lotus F1 team in 80s , Barry also worked for Thomsons of Doncaster , Vauxhall dealers of York Road , The garage was abandond for years , there was a body found , it was a homeless man who slept in a static home and was found dead , no foul play , it was abandoned for years.
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Somehow didn’t think it’d be still there but thanks for filling in the gaps Goff.
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Pete wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:40 pm And someone pointed out where it was and the fact it’s still there! It’s in Lochearnhead
Pete, I think that was me? I pass that garage a few times a year and so it jumped out when you posted the RAC Rally photo on Facebook.
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