Thursday, January 04, 2018

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41A

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd

Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham are listed in directories for October 1955, 1959 and August 1961.  The company Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd was dissolved 13 June 1978 according to an advert in the London Gazette.
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham
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, Rover, Singer, Standard and Triumph cars and also sold used cars.  This Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd metal tax disc holder was 3.25inch across and would have given away to promote the business name and remind car users where their vehicle came from.
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd metal tax disc holder
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd metal tax disc holder

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd metal tax disc holder back
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd metal tax disc holder back
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 information

Have 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 sources

I 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;
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