Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Carillon Motors and Lathams of Loughborough - Triumph car dealers 22a

This is article 22a in my series about Triumph car dealers and features other Loughborough.based dealers Carillon Motors Limited, Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd and Mann Egerton & Co Ltd. For more Loughborough Triumph see my article 22 about Arthur Prince's Garage.

1984 Advert - Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
1984 Advert - Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough

Carillon Motors Limited 

Carillon Motors Herald advert 1966
Carillon Motors Herald advert 1966
Carillon Motors Limited, 16 Pinfold Gate are listed as a Triumph car dealer in my directories for 1959 and 1965. A Standard Service week was held at Carillon Motors Limited, 44 Pinfold Road from 28 March to 1 April 1960 during which staff from the factory assisted with the promotion. 

By 1969 they had moved to Woodgate. After that they lost the franchise.  At some point I believe they were bought out by Mann Egerton & Co Ltd.

1985 Key ring Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
1985 Key ring Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
The Mann Egerton & Co Ltd premises have now been demolished.

Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd

Lathams BMC 1970 advert - Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough
Lathams BMC 1970 advert - Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough
Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd on  Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough held the BMC franchise and I believe took on the premises of Carillon Motors Limited. I also understand that Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd were then taken over by Mann Egerton & Co Ltd.

Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd 1976 advert - Woodgate, Loughborough
Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd 1976 advert - Woodgate, Loughborough
Lathams 1979 advert - Woodgate Loughborough
Lathams 1979 advert - Woodgate Loughborough

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, 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 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 .

Picture credits: All images for this feature are from John on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicester-vehicle-photography

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