A short history of Clark & LambertThe workshops and stores were on the upper level at Clark & Lambert, and entered and exited via steep, spiral concrete rampways from the ground level. It's fair to say they were 'interesting' to drive up and down, and the walls bore the scars of various vehicles that had bounced off them, including our own Caffyns Minor van!---said boxofbits from the TR Register.
|Clark & Lambert -Trinity Place Garage|
|Clark & Lambert - Trinity Place Garage before and after|
The firm is also listed as a Land Rover dealer in 1950.
Trinity Place Garage advertised their car parking in 1950.
|Fleet order of Heralds supplied by Willetts through Clark & Lambert|
Show and Service WeeksFactory staff visited the Trinity Place branch on several occasions to assist the branch with special promotional Show and Service Weeks over the years including 2nd to 6th March 1963 and again between 24th and 28th May 1965. A further Show and Service took place during the week 8th to 12th January 1967.
Clark & Lambert invoice
|Clark & Lambert Ltd invoice dated 16 September 1957|
Former Cinema converted to showroom
|Mrs. M, Lambert, Fyfe Robertson, the Mayor of Eastbourne, and Mr. M. Lambert, Director and a founder of the firm, at the opening ceremony|
|Clark & Lambert Ltd Eastbourne new 1965 showroom exterior|
|Clark & Lambert Ltd Eastbourne new 1965 showroom interior|
Herald fleet order
Dealers address and other Eastbourne Triumph dealersIn the 1965 Triumph Service Directory listing for Eastbourne:
Clark & Lambert Ltd, Trinity Place Garage. 'Phone 4660. Distributor
Cornfield Garage Ltd, 21 Cornfield Road. 'Phone 2244. Dealer
Willetts (Eastlbourne) Ltd 85/87 South Street. 'Phonc 2384 Dealer
In 1968/69 only Clark & Lambert are listed for Eastbourne.
In the 1974 the listing the firm is still listed at Trinity Place Garage as a distributor but the name has changed to Clarke & Lambert (Prop. Caffyns Ltd) to reflect the business being bought by Caffyns in 1970.
Plea for informationHave you got information or recollections about Clark & Lambert Ltd? 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/TriumphCarDealers
Further information and sourcesLink to the other articles in this series.
Link to facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group which includes many photos of Standard Triumph garages etc from my collection and many other contributors .
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits: Views of the garage building Grenville Godfrey on Flickr; Door sill plate photo from David Bowers; Trinity Place Garage advert from gracesguide.com; other images from the Standard Triumph Review.