Eustace Watkins the London distributor Wolseley cars and special coachwork

 
                                                                                   Eustace Watkins

Small impression of E.W. garage(s) and showroom(s) , scanned from old magazines,

click please on the pictures for more details 

 

 

 

Why this website.
 

These days is for a lot of people  Eustace Watkins is only known as just a name  for special types of bodywork  for cars mostl Wolseley's and some Riley's

But this company was also known the main London distributor of Wolseleys for more than 50 years.

With the Japanese car invasion in the seventies, a lot of old faithful garages had the choice to change with the new times or getting out of business. 

The great motoring historian Michael Worthing Williams describe this period as the throw away seventies.

This was also the case with Eustace Watkins, when they went out of business in the mid seventies.

To clean the premises all administration and documentation collected all over the years found their way into the trash container(s).

This is the main reason why it is so hard to find these days any historic documentation about Eustace Watkins

If you can add any pictures or stories about the company, this will be grateful accepted.

Hope you got a small impression about this company, and the historic motoring grounds

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 12 Berkeley street in the year 1949

                                                                                                                                                    12 Berkeley street  in the year 2004

                                                                                                             

 

                                                                       12 Chelsea Manorstreet

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

        

 

         Visit to the historic grounds  (2008)          

  

                                               12 Chelsea Manor St corner on the left Chelsea Manor Gardens                                              

 

 

 

  Right Chelsea Manor Gardens corner left Chelsea Manor St

 

 
    
On Flood Walk in the shadow of the Battersea Power Station chimneys the former workshops and 

                                                 the temporary storage of the cars in stock hall (see the red arrows) are still in existence.

                                         This back part of the site was nicknamed by the former Eustace Watkins employees as  “The Catacombs”

      

 

         If you want to vieuw more street details, you can use these days  Google maps
 
 
 
 
 
 Eustace watkins brochure
 
 
               
 

 

 

 
 
 
                                                
 
 
 
 
 
 
Former E.W.  Service Depot Croydon in 2004 Vauxhall Dealer Tom Pink (with thanks for pictures to David Allen)
 
 
E.W.  Service Depot Croydon in the early sixties
 
 
                                              
         2004                                   2008                                                                                     2004                                              2008
 
 
If you want to vieuw more (update)  street details, you can also use these days  Google maps
 
 
                                                                      On request
 
       It seems to be, that a lot of visitors to this website are missing the special built E.W coachwork cars
                                
 
 
 
                                                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
                                        
          
 
 
 
          
                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
 
                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 
 

 

          

     
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
                                                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
                       

      1939 E.W Wolseley's                                                                         18/85 HP  E.W Wolseley                                         
 
 
 
 
      14/60 HP E.W. Wolseley   
 
 
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Links to other pages,

Dirk van der Mark the Dutch (Amsterdam) Wolseley car distributor
 
               
              and a small history about Transmark
 
               http://sites.google.com/site/historytransmark/                                         
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