Author Topic: Daimler House & Manchester Garages  (Read 1015 times)

PaulT

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Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« on: 16:20:24, 17/01/18 »
Does anyone have any memories to share on these two motor dealerships. I worked at Daimler House who were Jaguar Triumph dealers around 1968/9. They were opposite Whitworth park. I think its now a shop but its kept the same frontage..
I also worked at Manchester garages as a salesman in the mid 70's. It was a Ford dealership with a big presence with Cortina/Escort and Fiesta being the cars to have!Easier to but a Curry now down there than a car!
Happy days...
PaulT

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #1 on: 16:45:34, 17/01/18 »
Hi Paul.

I worked at Manchester garages for about 15yrs !!

Started as a salesman with Ken Long, Louis Marland, etc. Danny Bailey was the sales manager, and snooty "Miss Lister" was Bob stoodly's assistant.

I ended up Sales manager, as Louis left to start his own business , Danny also left , and John Yarwood took over from Collin LLoyd as Dealer Principal .

Lots of memories, including Albert Morgan, the mechanic, driving the vintage fire engine round the Belle Vue speedway track.

Who can forget the formidable Edna Clifford in accounts !!

Let me know if we were there at the same time

Regards
Gordon

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #2 on: 17:45:15, 17/01/18 »
Another thread on Manchester Garages here -

http://www.manchester-forum.co.uk/index.php/topic,8391.0.html
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PaulT

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #3 on: 11:17:57, 18/01/18 »
Hi Gordon
My full name is Paul Tavernor I worked in Carefree Car Hire for a couple of years. John Dale was the GM in there and Wilf Goldstone was salesman. Janet Oldfield was the sales admin lady and she was ‘friendly’ with a guy called Bruce who was a service receptionist I think. I remember your name but I can’t place you!
Remember well Mr Stoodley and Miss Lister! Colin Lloyd and Danny.
Memories are fading! I’m still working in the trade what about you??
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Paul.

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #4 on: 14:16:01, 18/01/18 »
Hi Paul

I started at Carefree car hire ( was poached from Tom Garner Motors ) I think the manager was Robert something then? John Dale and myself were sales, and Wilf was the fleet salesman I think?  Other names spring to mind,...Brian Brown, Paul Phillips, Peter Rodda, Dean Shaw, Joe Sergeant, and Rod Howarth in sales ,... Big old Lurlene in the office, Rodney Brown in the bodyshop, and good old Albert Morgan from the "Flow Line" who went on to be well in at Manchester United, and was often seen sitting by Alex Ferguson at matches !
I Came to the states 22 yrs ago, and was the GM at a LandRover/Jaguar dealership, and the last 7 yrs as GM at a new Mini dealership. I finally retired last year .

Its certainly a nice change to be home in the evenings and at weekends !!!  Don't miss it one bit

What are you up to ?

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Gordon

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #5 on: 14:46:53, 18/01/18 »
Hi Gordon
looking back it was great fun. Boy some of those guys were characters! Wouldn't go down so well in todays world! Working as an MD at a dealership in North Wales probably retire soon. Not much joy in the job any more or maybe I'm just getting old!

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Re: Daimler House & Manchester Garages
« Reply #6 on: 23:55:08, 16/11/18 »
My dad used to work in Daimler House , . He was on the sales staff and I used to go with him on a Saturday morning to work Quite a few times I went with him when he was delivering bare chassis to Duple coachworks in Blackpool, and once I went with him when he delivered Lady Dockers Daimler to Blackpool. I used to go into the building when I worked on Wilmslow Road but by then It was Drabble and Allen. Used to fit the alarms and phones to the new jags