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Motorbike shop at saddle

Started by: comfortably numb (40)

During a conversation the other day about motorbikes for some reason , I came up with " oh there was a motorbike shop at the saddle called......" then my memory totally failed. Was it Millers or am I totally wrong.

Started: 25th Nov 2013 at 17:50

Posted by: lezgee (717) 

Replied: 25th Nov 2013 at 18:14

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

Comfortably Numb type Millers motorcycles into search box at the top of the page

Replied: 25th Nov 2013 at 18:45
Last edited by PeterP: 25th Nov 2013 at 21:12:13

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Here you are, CN.


Replied: 25th Nov 2013 at 20:51

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Yes, I seem remember a motorbike shop at the Saddle junction. I can't remember what it was called, I think it was Mullers, or Mallies, or something like that.
I think they sold scooters and stuff and they had another one at Orrell Post called 'Rotordean Kawasaki Centre (Haydock)'. Or maybe it was called Tom Hall's, I don't know!

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 00:16

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Tonkipoos, you type some old "Tom Halls" sometimes

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 03:39

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Millers at Newtown
Tom Hall at Newtown
Rogersons at Orrell Post

They sold Jap bikes, Suzys, Yams and Hondas, but if you wanted a Kwack, you had to go to Bolton or Chorley to Doug Hacking motorcycle shop

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 08:35

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Just in case Sir Bob missed it the first time .....

'Rotordean Kawasaki Centre (Haydock)'!

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 09:52

Posted by: gaga1 (21) 

bought my first bike from millers when they werw up scholes, a 250 bsa c11g reg TOR 85. then a norton commando when they were at the saddle. i think they finnised up in chorley

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 11:08

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Tonker

Was Rotordean there in the 1970's

Replied: 26th Nov 2013 at 16:54

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Mick Grant!

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 00:31

Posted by: lezgee (717) 

rotordean had a small shop in hindley and one in haydock and one on wallgate late 70s , i bought my first road bike from them 1978 , my mate is his one of the owners son

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 09:52

Posted by: atlas (164) 

any of you bikers know where i can get a battery local for my old norton (12N7-4B)thanks

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 15:43

Posted by: lezgee (717) 

have you tried general traffic on leeds st i know its car parts but they sell bike battery's also

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 16:11

Posted by: lezgee (717) 

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£21.99 free del ,if thats any use. 251278175177 ebay

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 16:15
Last edited by lezgee: 27th Nov 2013 at 16:17:27

Posted by: towbar (44)

millers motorbikes started of in scholes between scholes picturs [picture house] and traffic lights''i bought my first bike there about 1952/ 3 a triumph 350 T .I worked at THALICK at time//I went through edges at that bend just after [ROLY HILLS] GARAGE;AND JEFF BRANDON GOT IT GOING FOR ME AFTER.IT WASNT DAMAGED .I WAS MY PRIDE //



Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 16:47

Posted by: towbar (44)

FORGOT TO MENTION IT IT WAS [SAM AND LES MILLER]

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 16:51

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

It was Mike from the mid-70's!

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 18:58

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Tonker

Mick Grant ?

That name sounds familiar

Mick Miller was indeed the boss of Millers motorcycles in the mid to late 70's and he was by all accounts a bit of a bar steward, cos a mate of mine worked at Millers then, in fact me mate worked there until it closed and then he went on to the buses, which is where he still is today ...

I think Mick Miller moved to Spain and drunk himself to death ...

If I am wrong then I apologise

Replied: 27th Nov 2013 at 23:28

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

That was Chris Hall! Apology accepted!

Replied: 28th Nov 2013 at 00:23

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Tonker

Apology given and yes I remember it was son of Tom Hall chap, I met him a few times and bought a bike off him, anonda ...

Replied: 28th Nov 2013 at 08:33

Posted by: firefox (1978)

Replied: 17th Apr 2020 at 11:33

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

"Baaaaaaaaaary Sheene"! exclaimed Murray Walker, excitedly!

Replied: 17th Apr 2020 at 12:14

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

"Mick Graaaant", on the Kawazaaaaaarki", muttered Murray Walker, disinterestedly!

Replied: 17th Apr 2020 at 13:36
Last edited by tonker: 17th Apr 2020 at 13:38:26

Posted by: cindy (5841) 

Was it L A & S M Miller.

Replied: 17th Apr 2020 at 17:38

Posted by: Billinge Biker (341)

Yep....bought my first bike after passing my test from millers
SuZUKI Gs850....reg..NEK 22W. Happy days.

Replied: 17th Apr 2020 at 20:41

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

I once did an over 300 mile ride on a Yamaha R1 in one day.

My arse and both wrists were ..... "Comfortably Numb"!

Replied: 18th Apr 2020 at 13:11

Posted by: bentlegs (4545)

Bill Pope had a motor bike shop in Haydock in the Rams Head area he had an early Douglas Dragonfly in the window with horisontal cylinders, from the 20s i think.

Replied: 20th Apr 2020 at 11:21

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Hey, I was going to mention that! It wasn't near the Ram, it was at t'other eeeend, opposite the Huntsman!

I remember it being full, literally stacked up with old motorbikes, most in pieces. Frames, wheels, engines, exhausts, everything. You couldn't move in there!

Just think how much that junk would bring today?

It's a pair o'semis now.

Replied: 20th Apr 2020 at 11:57

Posted by: bentlegs (4545)

Tonker , He must have moved because like i said he was near the Ram, Thar only a pup so it could be befoor tha time,or it could have been the other brother.

Replied: 20th Apr 2020 at 13:47

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Do you remember that bloke who used to work (?) () in the power-house with Roy Fairhurst? His name was Kenny Mills and he kept racehorsedogs? Well, he used to have a shop near the Ram. I think that might have been Popes at one time, but I don't know. I'll have to ask my mate, Tommy, he'll know, because he has a 1961 Bonneville and is a Yicker!

Replied: 20th Apr 2020 at 14:15

Posted by: laughing gravy (6109)

rotordean also had a shop near the pier were the crossing is..

Replied: 27th Apr 2020 at 21:50

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

They did too! They sponsored a lad on a Kawasaaaaarki KH400 in the Kawasaaaarki 400 series. Or it might've been the Avon production series, I don't know, but they did anyway. I can't remember his name.

Speaking of Rogersons, I'll find a photo and post it, see if you notice anything!

Replied: 27th Apr 2020 at 23:00

Posted by: laughing gravy (6109)

tonker do you know neil hanson?

Replied: 27th Apr 2020 at 23:08

Posted by: Pewfall (49)

Really am wondering if the chap in the Ford Fiesta is me? In any event nice to see a bit of grass down the saddle and not unused tarmac cycle lanes.

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 00:03

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Pewfall mon - Best o'three?

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 12:27

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Bentlegs - did there used to be a motorbike shop in Haydock called "Harry Penketh's"? That would be in the 60's and might be the shop that changed into Pope's?

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 13:24

 

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