Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd
|Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam|
|Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street|
Thanks to the Grantham Journal for the following information. The Empire Garage was built on Brook Street, Grantham, by Lou Musson in 1952. One of the buildings that made way for the garage was the old gymnasium which had various uses in its time including a theatre and a seed warehouse.
The Empire Garage was an agent for Ford, Standard and Triumph cars and also sold used cars.
It was later for years known as the Blue Star Garage before it was taken over by Safe Petroleum. It remained as a garage until the new millennium when it was bought by King’s School.
Plea for informationHave you got information or recollections about any Standard or Triumph garages based in Grantham, Lincs UK? I am looking for photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin
Further information and sourcesI wrote about North Road Garage in a previous blog post in March 2016: https://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealers-7-flying-heralds.html.
Read about Sellers Service Station
Link to the other articles in this series.
Link to my Facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits: Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956 - from Sam Ballaam; Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street photo from Grantham Journal;