Ware Garages Ltd

High St, 1909-1994

c1910
1927
Hals
1938, town guide
1949, town guide
1973, Midweek Mercury
Hals
Brand new Morris Marina, 1983

Four years before the first Morris car was produced, Mr A D Skipp converted the Lion and Wheatsheaf pub into a garage.  Skipp’s enthusiasm for the horse-less carriage prompted him to start a businesss as a garage and hire car proprietor.

The front part of the premises was altered so that the cars could be displayed in the windows.  Workshops were built where derelict cottages once stood and the rear show rooms were built in 1958.  The garage also had a branch in Star Street.

The doors closed in 1994, after trading for 85 years.  The old showroom is now a branch of Boots and the workshops made way for Tesco to expand.  Ware Garages moved to a new site in Ware Road.

This page was added on 20/06/2013.

Comments about this page

  • So strange looking at these pics. My Dad was the Manager at Ware Garages for many many years. He’s the one in the driving seat of the car. A lot of memories here Swafega…had a real appeal to a 6 year old

    By Tracie Baxter (nee Carter) (13/02/2014)

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