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#296797 - 2nd Mar 2009 11:48pm Old Wirral Garages
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Car garages have popped up on a few threads so I thought it a good idea to have a dedicated area. Any memories or information on Old Wirral Garages?
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#296799 - 2nd Mar 2009 11:51pm Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper]
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R. E. Wright & Co Ltd

Forde and Right in the early 1900s. They had premises at 14 Balls Road and 40a Beresford Road

Before 1920, the name had been changed to R.E.Wright & Co, and they had another garage at 32a Grange Mount.

In the mid 1940s they moved to a much larger garage in Borough Road.

In the 1950s they had

790-794 Borough Road Birkenhead
Upton Motor Works, Arrowe Park Road Upton
The Borough Filling Station 474 Borough Rd Birkenhead
The Wirral Way 411-425 Borough Rd Birkenhead

(thanks to uptoncx)

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#296803 - 2nd Mar 2009 11:58pm Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Kirbys Limited

Had the big garage on Woodchurch Road Prenton where Sainsburys is now. They also had premises in Liverpool, Maghull, Southport and Blackpool.

They were a Hillman (Which became Chrysler) dealer and sold Hillmans, Humbers, Sunbeam, Commer and Karrier.
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#296805 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:05am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Funny Diggingdeeper should mention garages, I've been thinking about them myself. Here are a few I prepared earlier:

Quarry Service Station, Telegraph Rd, Heswall:



J Barlow & Co Milner Rd Heswall:



Leighton Motors:



Upton Motor Works:





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#296806 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:12am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx]
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Lowe & Powell Woodchurch Rd:



Thingwall Garage:



Alexandra Garage, Conway Street:



Hughes & Watts Woodchurch Road (became Kirby's later):




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#296807 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:13am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx]
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Kirbys about 1950 (I have the name Cowie-Kirbys in my head for some reason)


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#296808 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:18am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx]
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James Edwards, Parkgate:



Cottage Garage/Victoria Garage, Albion Street, New Brighton:



W.E.Hunt & Son, Albion St, New Brighton:



Efficiency Garage, Column Road, West Kirby:





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#296810 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:24am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Kirbys about 1950 (I have the name Cowie-Kirbys in my head for some reason)

It became Cowie-Kirby in the 1970s

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#296815 - 3rd Mar 2009 2:21am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx]
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awesome, thanks for sharing happy
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#296816 - 3rd Mar 2009 6:28am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: _Ste_]
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i remember 1 on greenway rd tranmere where the doctors is now, i remember when they removed the tank

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#296866 - 3rd Mar 2009 10:59am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: LukeORourke]
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I hope this is not off thread with it being a showroom.
The one i remember was Palace Motors, not that i bought anything off them, i think they had a bit of a bad name, but they were always on the adverts in the interlude at the pictures during the 70s. if i remember right their place was in New Chester Rd Rock Ferry.
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#296885 - 3rd Mar 2009 11:37am Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: bert1]
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Very good Bert, Palace Motors was beside New Ferry Car Auctions, I am not sure if there was a cinema/theatre there at one time (was this the Lyceum?).
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#296902 - 3rd Mar 2009 12:03pm Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper]
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If the Upton Motor Works site is where the present day Shell Garage is, on Sainsbury roundabout. Further up there was/is Arrowebrook Motors near the Fire Station who were one of the first Lada dealers in this area.
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#297013 - 3rd Mar 2009 3:07pm Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: bert1]
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Cool i remember a garage on the way to the arno up manor hill.. Dunno what it looked like back in its hay day.. AND yes i cant remember the name...


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#297039 - 3rd Mar 2009 3:33pm Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: SoundLad]
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That would be Manor Hill Garage - black and white mock tudor style building.
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