Blakes used to be in Claughton Road, where B&M is now. In the mid sixties Teddy Herron ( Geo. Herron & Son, Park Entrance) retired and sold up. Blakes, at that time, were a BMC Main Dealer but, as a result of Herrons' closure, took over the Ford Main Dealership.There was a mass exodus from Herrons and many of us moved to Blakes.
In the late sixties the premises were moved to Hind Street, at the back of Central Station, alongside the flyover. The company expanded with the new site comprising of an extensive Panel and Paint dept. and a very comprehensive Parts dept. It became a real hub of the motor industry on the Wirral with their only rival being Bowmans, in Bebington. But they weren't in the same league.
Good times and a good company to work for.
Clones are people two !