Following on from our recent trip to the Isle of Wight and visit to Newport records office, we have an earlier date for the arrival of our car on the Island – and it was […]
Munns and Underwood new unit at Exmouth Road didn’t last particularly long. There were a number of changes with Wadhams, the holding company, making wholesale changes to the company. These superb photos date from 1966/67 […]
A fabulous photo from 1960 showing clearly how near to the sea Ryde Garage on Victoria Street was. This elevated shot doesn’t necessarily show the hill towards the sea but Ryde Pier can clearly be […]
Standard Triumph Review 1959. AS part of their expansion programme, Messrs. Munn & Underwood Ltd., Standard Triumph Distributors of Portsmouth and Southsea, recently acquired King’s Garage, Exmouth Road, Southsea, which they have modernised and adapted […]
From 1961, our car was regularly serviced at Totland Service Station. The garage was a few hundred yards from Sungarth on Colwell Road. The company was incorporated 21 Mar 1947, with ‘The Broadway’ (seen here) being […]
During a recent trip to the Isle of Wight we were able to visit the site of the Ryde Garage, Downing and Donovan and take a trip to the Records Office at Newport. We found new […]
A new/old photo of Totland Service Station – This was the local garage and was used each year by Mr Stimson from 1961. Probably filled up with fuel here too!
Here we are going to look at period photos of Fishbourne and Portsmouth. The scene changed very little prior to 1961-62.
It seemed our car VDL634 would have travelled a fair distance to the initial dealer. Leaving Canley in August for Munns and Underwood in Southsea/Portsmouth. Catching the Portsmouth to Fishguard (car) ferry then, we assume, […]
Isle of Wight County Press. Friday, February 4, 2011 TWO Ryde-born sisters — daughters of well-known former High Street grocers — died within days of each other. Parkinson’s disease sufferer Leonora Josephine Tweedale died at The […]