In 1898 Robinsons were the first to sell a car in West Harlepool. It was a solid tyred 3 1/2 HP Benz and was driven by the founders son Mr Robert Robinson then aged 12.
As at March 1960 the joint managing directors were Roy Robinson and Sidney Robinson. Roy and Sidney were sons of Robert Robinson and grand sons of the founder also called Robert Robinson.
|Car and caravan outside Robert Robinson|
Then and now
Plea for informationIf you have any more information or recollections about Robert Robinson Ltd of Hartlepool, 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 sourcesLink to the other articles in this series.
Link to face book 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: All images from Hartlepool History website http://www.hhtandn.org/ except Robinson new showroom which is from March 1960 edition of the Standard Triumph Review.