Pullan & Son - Standard Vanguard advert from 1953
|Pullan & Son - advert from 1959|
|Pullan & Son garage on Bridge Street Gainsborough|
|google street view of site|
Standard Triumph dealers in GainsboroughIn April 1951 the Standard Triumph franchise for Gainsborough was held by a firm called Shipley & Co Ltd based in premises on the Market Place.
By October 1955 Pullan & Son Bridge Street are listed in the Standard Triumph dealer directory. They are also listed in 1959, 1961, 1965. However by September 1968 they are not listed.
I understand that the Pullan & Son Bridge Street building was demolished in 1968 or 1969.
There are no Triumph dealers listed 1972 or 1974. By March 1988 Rocar (Gainsborough) Ltd, 30 North Street, DN21 2HY are listed as a Austin Rover dealer but as the Triumph marque was discontinued in 1984 would have only offered service to Standard Triumph vehicles.
Plea for more informationIf you have any more information or recollections about Pullan & Son of Gainsborough, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin
Further information and sources
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits: 1953 advert and 1959 advert Allen on flickr; Bridge Street photo DavyBoy65 on flickr.