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Old Wirral Garages #296797
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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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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #296799
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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)

Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #296803
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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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Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #296805
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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:

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J Barlow & Co Milner Rd Heswall:

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Leighton Motors:

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Upton Motor Works:

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Lowe & Powell Woodchurch Rd:

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Thingwall Garage:

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Alexandra Garage, Conway Street:

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

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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx] #296807
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Kirbys about 1950 (I have the name Cowie-Kirbys in my head for some reason)

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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx] #296808
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James Edwards, Parkgate:

[Linked Image]

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

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

[Linked Image]

Efficiency Garage, Column Road, West Kirby:

[Linked Image]



Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #296810
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Kirbys about 1950 (I have the name Cowie-Kirbys in my head for some reason)

It became Cowie-Kirby in the 1970s



Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: uptoncx] #296815
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awesome, thanks for sharing happy

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i remember 1 on greenway rd tranmere where the doctors is now, i remember when they removed the tank

Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: LukeORourke] #296866
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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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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?).


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
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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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Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


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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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That would be Manor Hill Garage - black and white mock tudor style building.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
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