Athol Motor Garage Hill Street Douglas. Early 1900’s. St Mary’s Church in the background
Athol Garage Hill Street Douglas by Ron Hartley (Staff Member) 1970
Today. Athol Garage (1945) Ltd
Athol Motor Garage. Hill Street Douglas. Early 1900’s
Very Early petrol pumps in Hill Street
New petrol pumps and directional signage. Westmoreland Road (in the background) still to be developed
W.O Bentley himself in 1922? whilst on the IOM testing aluminium pistons
Showroom Turntable in Hill Street
A family on holiday in Port St Mary. Athol Hire cars today, still display the distinctive yellow Athol Car HIre badging on the boot lid.
Athol Garage in Peel Road Douglas. 2008
Southern Agricultural Show 2013
Athol Garage Hill Street Douglas 1959 to 1997
Athol workshop Upper Church Street in Douglas & “The Gipsey” recovery truck
1992 Tram no 33 again driven by Robert Maddrell
2011 Tram No 45 driven by Robert Maddrell being; The Douglas Horse Tram’s 135th Anniversary
Car Hire Staff Memebrs charity fun raising for the New IOM Hospice Appeal
Customers queue at the Airport Car Hire Office
Staff visit new premises in Ballasalla 2009
Ballasalla. December 2013
Athol advert on the front cover of an IOM 1926 phone book (6 monthly edition!)
Athol advert on the front cover of an old IOM 1926 phone book (6 monthly edition!)
IOM Customer Favourite Award 2016 & 2017 Rentalcars.com
An old advert for a Morris Cowley for £198 !
Certainly was a bargin!
Electric Vehicles Sales becoming the norm in 2017. Over 200 sold by the end of 2019
Five Athol Garage Staff all volunteered and joined up together on the outbreak of WW2 in November 1942 servicing with the R.A.S.C: From back left: Bill Kermode (Sales Manager), Corpl Ian Mackie (Mechanic), Corpl Robert (Bob) James Curphy (Paint-Shop Foreman), Lance-Corpl James (Jimmy) David Blackburn (Car Hire Mechanic) and Lance-Corpl Douglas (Dougie) Jackson (Motor Mechanic). All went to France, were evacuated together through Dunkirk, then went to the Middle East & were captured at Tobruk (Libya) in June 1942. They were then all held as POW’s in Stalag 344 Camp in Germany until liberated at the end of the War.
Athol Car Hire Office in the Old Baggage Hall at Ronaldsway Airport Terminal late 1980’s
Hill Street Car Hire Reception Desk early 1990’s