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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #297520
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Its still used as a repair garage. mostly high class cars. i pass it 4 and some times 6 times a day


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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: jimbob] #297530
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Park Motors, Old Chester Road, Tranmere. It is still there as a repair garage, prior to the old terraced houses been knocked down the building ran from the corner of Beaconsfield Road to Randle Street, oposit Mersey Mount. the building that is there now, was built at arround 1960 and had petrol pumps on the forcourt as well as a small show room for new cars and a repair area. Before that the buildings that where on the same site where old stables with a cobbled forcourt {white washed walls and black painted doors}


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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: diggingdeeper] #297541
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Wow them pics are quite old where did you find them?


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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: jimbob] #297639
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"Hillmans, Humbers, Sunbeam, Commer and Karrier were all part of the british "roots group" which Chrysler bought out. Chrysler bought loads of companies like simca, dodge, Jeep and AMC.

Two of my dream cars were Humber Hawks and Sunbeam Rapiers."

and killed off all of the british brands.

We had a bright orange Hillman Avenger with a whote vinyl roof when I was a kid, it even had a "cartidge" player with huge tapes that had about 25 mins of music on...

Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: AR_One] #297663
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Do you know were the petrol went in on the hawk? would that have been a 8 track in avenger posh in them days.


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Depends which model of Hawk you're referring to. On the one we had, it went in at the back of the nearside rear wing:

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(This picture was taken in 1957, I suspect that you are referring to the later Rootes group Humber Hawk).)



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unscrewed reflector light carnt get your pic mate.


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got your pic this is like the one we had

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Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: jimbob] #298415
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I was told one of my great grandfathers had a garage some where on the wirral that also had a taxi service, but it all came to an end with the start of the first world war. about 25 years ago i was told by an old family friend that the building was still there although it had not been used as a garage since the 1940's, i think i was told the building was in Heswall or Neston, pity i did'nt ask more questions when people where alive to answer them !.

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I remember National garage in Heswall, the petrol always seemed to have a strange smell compared to the fuel other garages sold !.


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i remember the old garage on rock lane west next to the bt comms exchange in rock ferry,when i was a kid the gypsies moved on to the site for a while and when they went they left behind a reliant van.me an my best mate spent hour playin in that thing!

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excellent topic guys thanks.. thumbsup keep them comein. smile

Re: Old Wirral Garages [Re: dave_g] #298448
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The oldest garage i know is Robbs garage, Claremount Rd, Wallasey. Know Graham and his son Tony realy well. Garage was started by Grahams dad in 1932 and its still trading. Graham works there still, refuses to retire and now passed onto Tony. They are Auto Transmission specialists, but also do servicing! Graham is an MG nut, got a few in his old showroom built onto the garage!!


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anyone got a old photo of the one that was on seavew road were "shit fit" is now?? dont know what it was called.

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anyone got a old photo of the one that was on seavew road were "shit fit" is now?? dont know what it was called.



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