Munn and Underwood Ltd were Standard Triumph Distributors and were located in Portsmouth and Southampton. In Portsmouth they were located at Standard House, 89 Palmerstone Road, Southsea. In Southampton, Standard House, 111 Commercial Road. Munn and Underwood […]
The actual road – Victoria Street, in Ryde has changed very little since the 60’s as we can see in modern and period photos. The garage and showrooms for Downing and Donovan – Ryde Garage […]
A fantastic period photograph showing the launch of the Triumph Herald Convertible at A.G. Boyes, Standard Triumph Dealership. A.G. Boyes were based on East Parade, Huddlesfield and this photo would probably date around August/September 1960.
Thanks to the archives on the Isle of Wight the original registrations still exist for the VDL range – with confirmation that Downing and Donovan registered the car on 8th December 1960. Now a (Mr?) […]
A new photo and a new angle – looking down Victoria Street, in Ryde, this time. The view looks towards the mainland – the Methodist Church at the end of the road (actually located in […]
Our car VDL634 (Y15469CV) was build and despatched from Canley to Munns & Underwood (Portsmouth) through to the Isle of Wight Distributor Downing and Donovan August 1960. We know the car was present in the Isle of […]
This great photo has emerged with a couple of names too. Garage owner Ralph Shotter is here on the left, shaking the hand of a customer? In the background is Brian Shotter with the glasses […]
The original advert, direct from Microfilm isn’t the best quality so it has been recreated (almost) exactly the same as the original albeit a lot clearer. This is the first draft.
A fantastic ‘new’ photo has emerged on the Isle of Wight heritage page on Facebook taken c1960 outside the Ryde Garage – Downing and Donovan. It is a great photo in its own right because […]
Located on Victoria Street, Ryde on the Isle of Wight Downing and Donovan (Ryde Garage) was the Standard Triumph area dealer on the island.