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Slade Road Service Garage

Austin K2

master brummie
This picture was taken in August 1958.
I can remember the date clearly because had just been demobbed from the army in June after National Service and went back to my old job at Slade Road Service Station, Slade Road, Erdington.
Stayed on for another year after this then changed to a driving job at Nocks Bricks.
I can name all the people in the picture if anyone thinks they may know them.
Happy days.
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Austin K2

master brummie
Nick,
The chap in the picture we knew as VINCE, where he went after leaving Slade Garage I have no idea.
I do know that he drove a big American car.
 

Zambodini

master brummie
This picture was taken in August 1958.
I can remember the date clearly because had just been demobbed from the army in June after National Service and went back to my old job at Slade Road Service Station, Slade Road, Erdington.
Stayed on for another year after this then changed to a driving job at Nocks Bricks.
I can name all the people in the picture if anyone thinks they may know them.
Happy days.
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What is the name of the boy in the Stockand Green school blazer?
 

G T Harding

proper brummie kid
Hi Zambodini,I wonder if you have the wrong garage ,the young boy in the picture is the son of Harry Bonner who owned and ran with his brothers ,Slade Road Garage,Slade Road ,opposite the prefabs not Stockland garage at Stockland Green ,who ran a fleet of coaches .
Graham
 

Austin K2

master brummie
Has anyone any connection with SLADE ROAD SERVICE GARAGE?, Slade Road, Erdington.
I was there between 1952 and 1956 when I started my National Service, then went back there 1958/59 when I moved on.
Would love to catch up with anyone who worked there at that time.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Only as far as it has been a garage my entire lifetime. Moble if I recall correctly.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Is that the one on the right between Stockland Green and the island - I can't think of another? We get our MOT's done there.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Yes, not far down from Fentham Road, opposite to the old prefabs. It was Dockers MOT station for years. If you had a clapped out car, tek it to Dockers for an MOT
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Has anyone any connection with SLADE ROAD SERVICE GARAGE?, Slade Road, Erdington.
I was there between 1952 and 1956 when I started my National Service, then went back there 1958/59 when I moved on.
Would love to catch up with anyone who worked there at that time.

No Connection with the garage in fact I know nothing about it, but is this the garage in question a little before your time I would imagine?

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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Austin - I have transferred your photo and relevant posts from another thread to this thread. See earlier posts. Great group photo. Viv.
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
Different building now but I use this place for my repairs, now called Marsh Lane Autos.
 
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Big Gee

master brummie
Dockers MoT was in the long white windowless building to the right of the buildings in the photo in Post 17. When I worked at Foseco International on Long Acre anyone there who had a dodgy car that needed an MoT would take it to Docker's, and if they failed it then you knew it was fit only for scrap. I had an ancient Vauxhall Viva that had so many things wrong with it I lost count, but Docker's passed it. Probably irresponsible, but compared with todat MoT's were pretty basic back then. If I remember correctly Dockers only did MoT's, not repairs.

G
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
Still do MOTs there and nothing gets passed them now. They failed me for an illegal number plate one year.
 
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