New building for Glen Garages
|New showrooms Aylesbury Street|
|Spacious carpark at Glen Garages|
THERE was a large gathering at the official opening of new showrooms for the Glen Garages at Aylesbury Street, Bletchley, Bucks. Among those who attended were: Councillor C. L. Clarke,
Councillor L. Cowley and Mr. H. B. Probert, Assistant Clerk to Bletchley Council; Mr. F. E. Higham, Home Sales Director, Standard-Triumph Sales Ltd.; Mr. P. C. Williamson, Area Manager of the United Dominions Trust and Mr. R. G. Chamberlin, Managing Director of Chamberlin & Sons Ltd., Standard and Triumph Distributors at Aylesbury.
Newton Longville Road, Bletchley.
Some historyThe company called Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd was established 16 June 1960 and dissolved 22 July 2003.
Tesco Express operate from the Buckingham Road site of where were Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd used to be. It is said that a part of an old wall next to Tesco remains from the previous Glen Farm farm building. The farm house acting as sales office at one point.
Triumph Dealers in Bletchley1959:
The Glen Garage, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831
Feb 1965, September 1968:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road phone 2831
March 1972, March 1974:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road phone 2831
May 1975: Listed as Rover, Triumph and Land Rover dealer
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road, MK3 5BP phone 06285 23117
March 1988 Listed as AustinRover dealer
Bletchley Motor Co Ltd, 32 Aylesbury Street, Bletchley MK2 2BD phone 0908 643636
Plea for informationIf you have any more information or recollections about Glen Garages of Bletchley, 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 the other articles in this series.
Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.
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:All these images come from the October 1959 edition of the Standard Triumph Review.