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Hi Stuart very well done, its all taking shape now. Towngate Motors on Northfield Road were Datsun dealers, [their Radio Hallam jingle was `Tiptoe down to Towngate`] The name of the business originated from their first premises on Towngate Road Oughtibridge.

Where they also Renault at one time?

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What about:

Woodseats Motors

and the David Hinchliffe Garages, Abbey Garage etc - did he have a Volvo Garage

Abbey (83) on Abbeydale Rd South ( nr the bottom of Twentywell Ln) that was Renault

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Sheaf Motors, Honda. They had a couple of sites over the years. Copal Aston is strictly outside, but they had at least one on woodseats - the opposite side to the libary, and may also have had the garage just below the abbey pub.

I can confirm that Brocklehurst's was Rootes group.

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Sheaf Motors, Honda. They had a couple of sites over the years. Copal Aston is strictly outside, but they had at least one on woodseats - the opposite side to the libary, and may also have had the garage just below the abbey pub.

I can confirm that Brocklehurst's was Rootes group.

There have been a few garages at Woodseats, but only 1 remains, the present Honda garage, thats been there a number of years with different owners/franchises.

Then as Henry Pond says there was Sheaf Motors across the rd opposite the library, did they move across to the present Honda site,

Woodseats motors were where KFC is and at the junction of Chesterfield Rd and Scarsdale Rd I believe they sold Renault, perhaps Mazda in later years. The Mazda dealership moved down to London Rd into custom built premises on the site of Heeley Cinema, this has now been rebuilt into an extension of Pondsfords.

I could do with some confirmation for these.

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There have been a few garages at Woodseats, but only 1 remains, the present Honda garage, thats been there a number of years with different owners/franchises.

Then as Henry Pond says there was Sheaf Motors across the rd opposite the library, did they move across to the present Honda site,

Woodseats motors were where KFC is and at the junction of Chesterfield Rd and Scarsdale Rd I believe they sold Renault, perhaps Mazda in later years. The Mazda dealership moved down to London Rd into custom built premises on the site of Heeley Cinema, this has now been rebuilt into an extension of Pondsfords.

I could do with some confirmation for these.

A few more

Machon Bank Motor Co - Suzuki

Lex Brookland Ecclesall Rd - Volvo

Central Motors Scotland St - Mitsubishi

Fred Wilson Opel/Vauxhall before being taken over by Turret Motors

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There have been a few garages at Woodseats, but only 1 remains, the present Honda garage, thats been there a number of years with different owners/franchises.

Then as Henry Pond says there was Sheaf Motors across the rd opposite the library, did they move across to the present Honda site,

Woodseats motors were where KFC is and at the junction of Chesterfield Rd and Scarsdale Rd I believe they sold Renault, perhaps Mazda in later years. The Mazda dealership moved down to London Rd into custom built premises on the site of Heeley Cinema, this has now been rebuilt into an extension of Pondsfords.

I could do with some confirmation for these.

Peter Brooks Honda. Their Woodseats premises over the years have been the home to various makes of car. I can only go back to 1962 the year my dad bought a new Bedford van when it was Jack Marshalls a Vauxhall Bedford dealer. Shortly after that Fred Wilson opened up in brand new premises at the junction of London Road and Hill Street also selling Vauxhalls. W/E.

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This is the 3rd interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

AFG Nissan - Nissan - Penistone Rd

Autoways (1931) - Ford - Brown St/Shoreham St

Beighton Motor Co - Austin - Rover High St Beighton

Bentleys - Vauxhall - St Mary's Rd

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Bentley Bros (Crosspool) - Vauxhall - Manchester Rd

Bramhalls - Vauxhall - Saville St

Brocklehurst - Rootes - Meadowhead

Brook Shaw - Ford - Union St/Charles St

Brook Shaw - Ford - Gibralter St

Charles Clark - Vauxhal - Saville St

City Motors - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Crabtree & Nicholl - Triumph/Rover - Wellington St

Crabtree & Nicholl - Renault - Wellington St

DC Cook - Nissan - Summerfield St

DC Cook - Datsun - Sheaf Gardens

DE Bentley - Reliant - 201 Shoreham St

DE Bentley - Subaro - 201 Shoreham St

Endcliffe Motors - Jenson - Bramall Ln

Eric Stead - British Leyland - Ecclesfield Common (Now Hyundai)

Evans Halshaw - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Evans Halshaw - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Fred Wilson - Hillman - Leppings Ln

Fred Wilson - Bradfield Rd - (Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam) (Chrysler/Simca/Dodge - Hillsborough Corner)

Gilders - VW - Cambridge St

Gilders - VW - Ecclesall Rd Sth

Gilders - VW - Middlewood Rd

Gilders - Audi - Archer Rd

Gilders - VW/Audi - Meadowhead

GK Ford - Ford - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Gordon Lamb - VW/Audi - Summerfield St

Gordon Lamb - Saab - Ecclesall Rd Sth

GT Cars - Renault - Suffolk Rd

GT Cars - Citroen - Suffolk Rd

Halfway Garage - Vauxhall - Station Rd Halfway

Hallamshire Motor Co - BMW - Garden St/Tenter St (Now Sytners)

Hartwell - Vauxhall - Saville St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sidney St (Standard, Triumph, Jaguar, Daimler and Bond Equipe)

Hatfields - Jaguar - 95-101 West St (Showroom)

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sharrow Vale Rd

Heeley Bridge - Morris - Heeley Bridge/Broadfield Rd (Morris, MG & Wolseley)

Highfield Motors - Hillman - 174-184 London Rd (Hillman, Humber,Singer & Sunbeam)

Hillsborough Motors - FSO - Langsett Rd

Holmes & Younie - Renault - Suffolk Rd

Kennings - Rolls Royce - Peel St Broomhill

Kennings - BMC - Leadmill Rd

Meersbrook Garage - BMW - 1-7 Meersbrook Rd (BMW & NSU)

Omega Cars - Citroen - Northfield Rd, Crookes

Pentagon - Vauxhall - Saville St

Pickfords - Rootes/Chrysler - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd (Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam & Chrysler) (Also Talbot)

Portland Autos - Nissan - Crookes

Portland Autos - Nissan - Shalesmoor

Portland Autos - Seat - Rutland Rd

Reg Vardy - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Richardsons - Reliant - Mansfield Rd

Rippon Brothers - Rolls Royce - Ellin St

Robins & Day - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Sandygate Motors - British Leyland - Sandygate Rd

Sentinal Garage - Wartburg - Scotland St

Shukers - Morris - Broad Street

South Yorkshire Motor Co - Hyundai - Marstone Garage, Baslow Rd

TC Harrison - Ford - London Rd

Turret Motors Vauxhall Ecclesall Rd

Turret Motors - Opel - 53 Upper Hanover St

Turret Motors - Vauxhall - Saville St

Wadham Kennings - Rover - Summerfield St

Waggon & Horses - Triumph - 186 Meadowhead

Weir Head Motors - 168-198 Penistone Rd - Austin - Rover

Another vague memory. Didn't Hatfields have a very small unit on Norfolk St?

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Hi Stuart very well done, its all taking shape now. Towngate Motors on Northfield Road were Datsun dealers, [their Radio Hallam jingle was `Tiptoe down to Towngate`] The name of the business originated from their first premises on Towngate Road Oughtibridge.

I think you might mean Towngate road at Worrall as I don't think there's a Towngate road in

Oughtibridge. But what about Monty's Motors of Oughtibridge which now goes under a different name.

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I think you might mean Towngate road at Worrall as I don't think there's a Towngate road in

Oughtibridge. But what about Monty's Motors of Oughtibridge which now goes under a different name.

Yes, you are right it was Worrall. It was the Oughtibridge bus I caught to get there, came back with a Vauxhall Ventora.

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There were a Globe Motors 241/245 St Philips road in 1959 onwards

There's a picture somewhere on Picture Sheffield.

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This is the 3rd interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

AFG Nissan - Nissan - Penistone Rd

Autoways (1931) - Ford - Brown St/Shoreham St

Beighton Motor Co - Austin - Rover High St Beighton

Bentleys - Vauxhall - St Mary's Rd

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Bentley Bros (Crosspool) - Vauxhall - Manchester Rd

Bramhalls - Vauxhall - Saville St

Brocklehurst - Rootes - Meadowhead

Brook Shaw - Ford - Union St/Charles St

Brook Shaw - Ford - Gibralter St

Charles Clark - Vauxhal - Saville St

City Motors - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Crabtree & Nicholl - Triumph/Rover - Wellington St

Crabtree & Nicholl - Renault - Wellington St

DC Cook - Nissan - Summerfield St

DC Cook - Datsun - Sheaf Gardens

DE Bentley - Reliant - 201 Shoreham St

DE Bentley - Subaro - 201 Shoreham St

Endcliffe Motors - Jenson - Bramall Ln

Eric Stead - British Leyland - Ecclesfield Common (Now Hyundai)

Evans Halshaw - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Evans Halshaw - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Fred Wilson - Hillman - Leppings Ln

Fred Wilson - Bradfield Rd - (Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam) (Chrysler/Simca/Dodge - Hillsborough Corner)

Gilders - VW - Cambridge St

Gilders - VW - Ecclesall Rd Sth

Gilders - VW - Middlewood Rd

Gilders - Audi - Archer Rd

Gilders - VW/Audi - Meadowhead

GK Ford - Ford - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Gordon Lamb - VW/Audi - Summerfield St

Gordon Lamb - Saab - Ecclesall Rd Sth

GT Cars - Renault - Suffolk Rd

GT Cars - Citroen - Suffolk Rd

Halfway Garage - Vauxhall - Station Rd Halfway

Hallamshire Motor Co - BMW - Garden St/Tenter St (Now Sytners)

Hartwell - Vauxhall - Saville St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sidney St (Standard, Triumph, Jaguar, Daimler and Bond Equipe)

Hatfields - Jaguar - 95-101 West St (Showroom)

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sharrow Vale Rd

Heeley Bridge - Morris - Heeley Bridge/Broadfield Rd (Morris, MG & Wolseley)

Highfield Motors - Hillman - 174-184 London Rd (Hillman, Humber,Singer & Sunbeam)

Hillsborough Motors - FSO - Langsett Rd

Holmes & Younie - Renault - Suffolk Rd

Kennings - Rolls Royce - Peel St Broomhill

Kennings - BMC - Leadmill Rd

Meersbrook Garage - BMW - 1-7 Meersbrook Rd (BMW & NSU)

Omega Cars - Citroen - Northfield Rd, Crookes

Pentagon - Vauxhall - Saville St

Pickfords - Rootes/Chrysler - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd (Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam & Chrysler) (Also Talbot)

Portland Autos - Nissan - Crookes

Portland Autos - Nissan - Shalesmoor

Portland Autos - Seat - Rutland Rd

Reg Vardy - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Richardsons - Reliant - Mansfield Rd

Rippon Brothers - Rolls Royce - Ellin St

Robins & Day - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Sandygate Motors - British Leyland - Sandygate Rd

Sentinal Garage - Wartburg - Scotland St

Shukers - Morris - Broad Street

South Yorkshire Motor Co - Hyundai - Marstone Garage, Baslow Rd

TC Harrison - Ford - London Rd

Turret Motors Vauxhall Ecclesall Rd

Turret Motors - Opel - 53 Upper Hanover St

Turret Motors - Vauxhall - Saville St

Wadham Kennings - Rover - Summerfield St

Waggon & Horses - Triumph - 186 Meadowhead

Weir Head Motors - 168-198 Penistone Rd - Austin - Rover

Hoffmans were on Ecclesall Rd and were Mercedes dealers in the 1960's,

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Hoffmans were on Ecclesall Rd and were Mercedes dealers in the 1960's,

Edited by madannie77
combined with quote box above

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Hi there,

I worked for a short time for Hillsbrough Garage and Motor Company who had their main garage on Bramall Lane (which doesn't sound right if you are a football fan) . They sold Jaguar, Standard Triumph and Rootes Group in 1965. They also had a garage on Langsett Road which had a BMC franchise and City Road Service Station which sold Vauxhall. I was a salesman and didn't last long!

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Richard mentions Brook Shaw's, I remember Brook Shaws on Gibralter St as a Ford dealer and have vague memories of then at the corner of Norfolk St and Charles St, was the Norfolk St site a Ford dealer as well?

Other place to buy a Ford,

TC Harrisons London Rd, now gone

Autoways Shoreham St, now Sheffield Archives

Could you buy Fords anywhere else?

TC harrison London Road advert 1976 (From a United programme)

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TC harrison London Road advert 1976 (From a United programme)

Pickford's Advert again from a 1976 United programme

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Pickford's Advert again from a 1976 United programme

<_< Strange how a Wednesday fan like dunsbyOWL seems to have such a large collection of Sheffield United football programmes <_<

Has dunby changed his foootball team allegiance :blink:

Does he support BOTH our local teams :unsure:

Or does he just go to united matches to get a programme so that he can decide where to get the best deal on a new car lol

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<_< Strange how a Wednesday fan like dunsbyOWL seems to have such a large collection of Sheffield United football programmes <_<

Has dunby changed his foootball team allegiance :blink:

Does he support BOTH our local teams :unsure:

Or does he just go to united matches to get a programme so that he can decide where to get the best deal on a new car lol

It was a United vs Wednesday County Cup programme! ;-) I have though got thousands of football programmes & lots of United ones.

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Wasn't there a GT Cars, Renault dealer , near the bottom of Granville Road across from the B&C chapel of rest?

Advert from a Utd programme 1980

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This is the 3rd interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

Bentleys - Vauxhall - St Mary's Rd

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Bentley Bros (Crosspool) - Vauxhall - Manchester Rd

United programme 1972

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TC harrison London Road advert 1976 (From a United programme)

An older TC Harrison advert, with map, from the August 1953 edition of the Sheffield Telegraph Railway Guide:

How times change: can't imagine a car dealer on London Road selling tractors these days :o

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Advert from a Utd programme 1980

Every time I look at that advert Dunsby

it reminds me of the saying .. 'A Woman In A Red Hat Wears No Knickers'

lol

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Every time I look at that advert Dunsby

it reminds me of the saying .. 'A Woman In A Red Hat Wears No Knickers'

lol

I never knew that damn! he he

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United programme 1972

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Also across the road just past the Wicker arches on Snig Hill Bentley Brothers sold Bedford vans.

Wigfalls had their vans from them with specially build bodies.

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Much has been written on this site about car dealers and garages in general, the last topic I recall is the Deighton Motor Company Topic.

What is needed is a definitive list of who sold what and when and where.

Post your contribution here and I will combine them and produce a full A-Z as we progress

Please provide as much information as you can, I think this is a topic which every member will be able to contribute, as we all have either bought cars or still buy cars.

Some members will have memories further back than others.

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Way back in the 1970's I bought a nearly new canary yellow Vauxhall Viva. It was an interim model, a sort of cross-over between the HC Viva and the Chevette. It had the Viva HC body with "Shovitt" underpinings and engine. It was called a Viva 1300. When I came to buy new brake pads I found that one side was fitted with a Girling system and the other with Lockheed !

I eventually went to Bentleys and was told that there were a lot of cars produced by Vauxhall at that time fitted in a like manner and that braking performance was not affected. They willingly sold me an odd set of pads out of two different boxes and that was that.

The following winter the car was pranged when someone tobboganned out of a side street on ice and stove the back door and wing in.

I took it to Bentleys bodyshop which I think was located at Darnall or somewhere and they did the worst paint job in history, talk about two-tone. The problem was the yellow faded very quickly and they had to spray it about 3 times before it bore any resemblance to the rest of the car.

I seem to remember that when Bentleys were in financial trouble they leased a lot of new cars and sold them outright to people. I can't remember the outcome but I think the leasing firm tried to reclaim the vehicles.

I think the Bentley Brothers garage at Crosspool had an agency for Colt cars as my neighbour bought several from them.

HD

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Every time I look at that advert Dunsby

it reminds me of the saying .. 'A Woman In A Red Hat Wears No Knickers'

lol

"Red hat and no nickers", or in some places "red shoes and no nickers" refers to women who pretend to be rich and posh but in reality they are poor and ordinary.

They tend to have an exterior appearance of wealth (red hat / red shoes) but it is just a show and they have had to sacrifice the hidden basics (no nickers) to achieve the image.

The saying of course does have another meaning to do with "ladies of the night" :o

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