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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?.
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
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.
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.
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.