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Premier Motor company. Dartmouth Street-Aston Road.

Tony Beasley

proper brummie kid
My name is Tony Beasley, i started an apprenticeship their in 1957 for 5yrs. I made some friends also doing the same job. They were Derek Hardman, Roy Ansell, Bobby Kyte, Dave Kerr. and others i have forgotten. Does anyone out there remember?.
 

clive palmer

New Member
Hello Tony I worked with you at the Premier My name is Clive Palmer an apprentice younger than yourself,do you remember Gary Hill, Stepto,and Alf Martin the foreman
I was there untill the end and went to Patrick Motors Olton
Hope you are well,it would be nice to meet up
 

Tony Beasley

proper brummie kid
Hi Clive. What a surprise to have a reply from you. I left premier to go and work at George Masons the grocers on fleet maintenance in Birchall St, Digbeth for a few years with a Jim Williams who worked at Premier and left before i did to take up the post of service manager there. I remember Alf Martin who's job was taken over by Freddy Wakelin i think. I retired from being self employed in about 2000, and moved from Great Barr to Oswestry in shropshire. Yes i am well and keeping very busy with caravan holidays etc. I quite often get to brum to see family and friends, so perhaps to meet up would be good. Or if you are my way call in. Regards Tony.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Thank you Lyn for that info, i have removed my address.
hi tony better safe than sorry but i can still your email address ....its ok i will do it for you just send a private message to clive giving him your address

lyn
 
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Tony Beasley

proper brummie kid
Hi Lyn. I havn't heard from Clive, is it because i did not reply a private e-mail to him?. I am not sure about how to do this, could you advise please. Many thanks. Tony Beasley.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi tony go to the top left of the main page and click on where it says private messages...

lyn
 

Tony Beasley

proper brummie kid
Thank you Phil, i remember the photo on the right of the old Aston Rd corner with Dartmouth St. I served my apprenticeship there. Its all so very different now. Regards Tony Beasley.
 

Greybeard

New Member
Hello, Folks. I came across this forum whilst researching the history of a 650cc Panther motorcycle that I'm restoring. It was sold new by The Premier Motor Company in November 1961. If anyone has any pictures or memories of the motorcycle side of the business I'd love to know. The signature of the dealer on the old log book looks like either S P Russell or it could be S P Linwell - does that ring any bells out there?
The bike now lives up in East Yorkshire having been rescued from a dilapidated lock-up garage where the previous owner had abandoned it some 11 years ago.

Regards. Steve
 

Arnold Mason

master brummie
Hi Phil,
I remember the Premier Motor showroom very well. I used to pass with my father when he went to the wood centre
opposite. When we passed the one time they had a Austin a40 somerset pedal car on show. I asked my Dad if I could
have one for christmas. Hope of Hope my one disappointment when on christmas day there was no Austin but a twin
pram with twin dolls. In later years my dream came true when the young man I was courting purchased one.Happy days.
From Shirley born and bred birmingham girl.
 
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