Athol Garage (1945) Ltd Nostalgia Page

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Athol Motor Garage Hill Street Douglas. Early 1900’s. St Mary’s Church in the background

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Athol Garage Hill Street Douglas by Ron Hartley (Staff Member) 1970

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Today. Athol Garage (1945) Ltd

Athol Motor Garage. Hill Street Douglas. Early 1900's

Athol Motor Garage. Hill Street Douglas. Early 1900’s

Very Early petrol pumps in Hill Street

Very Early petrol pumps in Hill Street

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New petrol pumps and directional signage. Westmoreland Road (in the background) still to be developed

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W.O Bentley

W.O Bentley himself in 1922? whilst on the IOM testing aluminium pistons

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Showroom Turntable

Showroom Turntable in Hill Street

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On holiday in Port Erin. Today's hire cars still display the same distinctive yellow Athol Car Hire badging on the boot lid.

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.

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Athol Garage in Peel Road Douglas. 2008

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Southern Agricultural Show 2013

Southern Agricultural Show 2013

Athol Garage (1945) Limited 1059 (Small)

Athol Garage Hill Street Douglas 1959 to 1997

Athol Garage Hill Street Douglas 1959 to 1997

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Athol workshop Upper Church Street in Douglas & “The Gipsey” recovery truck

1990'2 Tram no 32 again driven by Robert Maddrell

1992 Tram no 33 again driven by Robert Maddrell

Athol Tram No 45 driven by Robert Maddrell 2011 being Douglas horse Tram's 135th Anniversary and Athol's 65th year

2011 Tram No 45 driven by Robert Maddrell being; The Douglas Horse Tram’s 135th Anniversary

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Car Hire Staff Memebrs charity fun raising for the New IOM Hospice Appeal

Customers queue at the Airport Car Hire Office

Customers queue at the Airport Car Hire Office

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Staff visit new premises in Ballasalla 2009

1920 Daimler Athol

Ballasalla. December 2013

Ballasalla. December 2013

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1926 IOM phone book

Athol advert on the front cover of an IOM 1926 phone book (6 monthly edition!)

1927 IOM phone Directory

Athol advert on the front cover of an old IOM 1926 phone book (6 monthly edition!)

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IOM Customer Favourite Award 2016 Rentalcars.com

IOM Customer Favourite Award 2016 & 2017 Rentalcars.com

An old advert for a Morris Cowley for £198 !

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newspaper cutting -car for sale 1938

Certainly was a bargin!

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Electric Vehicles Sales becoming the norm in 2017. Over 200 sold by the end of 2019

from back left: Bill Kermode, unknown, Bob Curphy, Jimmy Blackburn and Douglas (Dougie) Jackson

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

Athol Car Hire Office in the Old Baggage Hall at Ronaldsway Airport Terminal late 1980’s

Hill Street Car Hire 1995

Hill Street Car Hire Reception Desk early 1990’s

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    Driving home for Christmas

    Driving home for Christmas