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Armoury Bank Motor Works, Ashton

Started by: ashtonman01 (213)

Anyone know anything about Armoury Bank Motor Works in Ashton (which was behind Ashton View nursing home)?. The reason I brought this up is because I have two old b/W photos, one I think was taken circa late 1940s, and the other was taken sometime in the early-mid 50s. They were taken on a Sunday church walking day, and in the background you can see part of the building for Armoury Motor Works and a sign visible. But on the later photo the sign is still there but the name has been removed. Had the company closed by the 1950s?.

Started: 8th Jan 2024 at 10:46
Last edited by ashtonman01: 8th Jan 2024 at 10:48:46

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Ashtonman01 there are various businesses still on Armoury Bank from lawn mower repairs to spray company for motor vehicles. There was part of it used for a taxi firm has their yard(I don't know if that is still there) Long time since I was up Armoury Bank

Replied: 8th Jan 2024 at 12:08

Posted by: ashtonman01 (213)

Well I'm talking a long time ago now, long before my time, but I would've throught someone here would know about this place, obviously it's been long gone, I've been round that way lots of times, just wondering if anyone knew anything about it and its history.

The sign in the photo read:
(Holland & Cliff)
PHONE 7264

Around the edge of this sign written placed diagonally and in capitol letters were the words:

I'm sure someone on here will know more.

Replied: 8th Jan 2024 at 12:55

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

I do not know anything about it, but do recall my dad had some gas welding done to a lorry there.

I think that was in 1953.

Replied: 9th Jan 2024 at 09:22
Last edited by ena malcup: 9th Jan 2024 at 13:16:19

Posted by: gaffer (7982) 

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between William Robert Cliff and James Holland carrying on business as Wheelwrights and Motor Body .Builders at the Armoury Motor
Body Works, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, in
the county of Lancaster, under the style or firm of
" ARMOURY BODY WORKS " has been dissolved
by reason of the death of .the said William Robert
Cliff as from the 30th day of September 1959, all
debts to and' owing by the said late firm will be
received and paid by the said James Holland .who
will continue to carry on the said business under
the style or firm of "Armoury Body Works.".—
Dated this 1st day of September 1962.
J Holland.
(344) Thora Cliff

Replied: 9th Jan 2024 at 14:15

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

William R Cliff in 1939
1939 Register
74 Market Street, Wigan, Wigan C.B., Lancashire, England

William R Cliff 30 Dec 1907 Male Motor Body Maker Married
Thora Cliff 12 Apr 1911 Female Manageress Apes & Ladies Married

Replied: 10th Jan 2024 at 13:53

Posted by: ashtonman01 (213)

Thanks for that info. I'm sure the other I have no lettering on the signage board wasn't taken in 1959 but early-mid 50s.

Replied: 12th Jan 2024 at 14:01


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