Thursday, 18 October 2007
Staff of Cockshoots Garage
This photograph, taken circa 1967, was sent to us by Ian Swindells.
It shows some of the staff of Cockshoots Garage, Dowson Road.
On the left is car-cleaner Ethel; 3rd from left is Tommy Rowbotham; 5th from left is Billy Rushton. The guy sitting down on the right is Roy Ives, whose son Steve raced motorbikes. Ian's dad is Bill Swindells who was Roy Ive's apprentice and drove the Moggy 1000 van.
Cockshoots Garage later became Lex and later still Bells.
The car showroom was demolished in 2006 and retirement apartments built on the site.