Grosvenor Garage 1937.jpg

Grosvenor Garage 1937.jpg

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A view of the Grosvenor Garage on Burnage Lane from 1937.

Date

1937

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Photograph

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graham lake

Worked therel 63 until 79. First job straight from school. Great memories. Main agents for Jag Rover Triumph Alvis. Before everything was computerised. The bosses son Jack Freeman died of I think cancer so the old man sold out. I seem to remember an outfit called theAlan Lewis group bought it. Then Henlys took over- not sure what year. It was eventually demolished and replaced with the Millstone pub and that was replaced with the flats. A wonderful place to start my working life.

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I hope this reaches you Graham.  Joining Henlys and working with you as your apprentice was a fabulous start to my working life.  I have often looked on the web to try to get in touch and thank you for being a person who made a real difference to my life.  Many happy memories.

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Angela Lake

David hi, I remember you well. Good to hear someone from grosvenor is still alive and kicking. I was just looking at some old pics of Burnage and drifted back onto this site again. Thanks for your nice comments. It was a great place to work wasn't it. We had some fun but got the jobs done as well. Yeh Prescott was one of many managers who " passed through ". His initials were J G P - better known to us as the jolly green pig!. Some other names you may or may not recall - Pete henshaw (was foreman but maybe pre you ) Dennis timmis, Dave peake, Pete sharples, Martin lampton, ozzy Osbourne, David bell ( was service manager ) , Arthur William's ( was servicfe manager ) bill cairns (was on reception) When I left in 79 I set up a small garage in Manchester in an old railway arch specializing  in jag rover and triumph. Bloody freezing in winter. Pulled out after 5 years and got in with my brother in law who was fitting solar film and safety film to glazing for a small company in Yorkshire. Then we set up on our own in 95 until I retired in 2013. I'm  71 now! Doesn't time fly!. I hope things have turned out well for you. Don't know when you will read this but today is  7- 10 - 19. Kind regards Graham.

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Hi Graham, Lovely to hear from you via the old Burnage site which I had another look at this morning.  I remember many of the people you mention in your post, Dave Peake with the beautiful Healey 3 litre, Peter henshaw forman during my time there and David Bell interviewed me.  Other people I remember, Dave Barrat who I think went to live in Australia, Patrick, Harry Gregg, Vince and Ollie...  If you read this drop me an email david@dvharries.co.uk

Kind regards

David

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  1. I worked at Henlys Burnage ,selling Austin cars. I enjoyed it .I was there in the 1980s I can't remember my manager's name sadly. But what a great place to work

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David Harries

I worked there in the 1970s and at the time I left the manager was Jeremy Prescott, one of the sales team may have been called John Jollys.  A lovely place to work.

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  1. I worked at Henlys Burnage ,selling Austin cars. I enjoyed it .I was there in the 1980s I can't remember my manager's name sadly. But what a great place to work

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Timothy

Nice post.

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