Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 18th February, 2023)
A 'Proper' Garage
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
A long time since I went to a garage like this one, in fact the chap who looked after my car didn’t actually have a garage. He was a brilliant mechanic RIP Billy. He rescued me and my little car many a time. Even if I had owned a Rolls Royce I would have taken it to him.
Nothing beats the smell of oil and grease in this type of garage.
As has been said on a number of occasions on P-A-D, you can see our house from here! (well...... nearly!) I live just round the corner and pass the garage regularly and I agree with Dennis's words entirely.
I wouldn't like to live next to a garage what with all the hammering noise everyday and Sundays if they work.
Sorry not for me.
Thing is Dennis, Health and safety won't let workshops get in a filthy state anymore. And, all the new technologies and equipment is necessary with modern vehicles. Some back street garages have gone under, they simply can't afford the cost of all the equipment needed for today's modern motors.
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If you go to VW Corkhils, you can eat off the floor, a tidy work place.
To me this means a good job done on your car.
I used to live in Warrington Road, where the bushes are on the right of the photo, in the 1940s and 50s. The garage then was Cottendons. ( Not sure about the spelling)
It's all this diagnostic today, the machine finds the fault.
Aubrey, did you live in one of the two rows that were known as "The Umbrella Row" and "The Piano Row"?
I had relatives who lived on Bickershaw Lane,Bill Whittle,and remember this garage very well when visiting them.
Think they need to get some lights in there so as to see what their doing.
I started work there as an apprentice motor mechanic in 1966. It cost me sixpence on the bus from Lower Ince. A shilling a day, and my wage was only £2 a week! Bus was always on time and passengers always very friendly.
I can imagine Bangers and Cash will be a liked programme on a site like this . One guy the other day was crying letting his car go , it was really emotional . Yesterday a chap sold a whole collection of motorbikes . The memories those bikes and riders must have held .. Many buyers on B&C , buy cars and bikes from the past , against modern cars , simply due to memory.
I personally find that so uplifting ! World go where you like - I’m going this way !!
We have one, Marky....a 1959 Hillman Minx....no seatbelts! We used to stay in Thornton-le-Dale when attending the Pickering 1940s event and used to pass Matthewson's which is the home of Bangers and Cash.
Irene, Yes it was the umbrella row. The piano row is a little further along. We moved to Thirlmere Avenue in 1950.
Irene, Bangers and Cash in Thornton le dale has been filmed many times in Heartbeat 1960s series. Hillman vehicles were great, part of the Roots Group.
We lived not far from there in the late 60s, we moved from Liverpool to Abram. I went to my 1st school round the corner Abram St Johns & got my first kick off a horse round the corner. We had the second hand shop down the road in Platt Bridge in the 70s & that garage still looks exactly as i remember it from being a kid.