Ryde 1960

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 […]


Munn & Underwood – Exmouth Road, Southsea

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 […]


Totland Service Station Pt 2

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 […]


The Isle of Wight

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 […]


Ferry good! Pt1

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, […]