Service & Maintenance H. & G. Robinson (Gosforth) Limited

Discussion in '1st Generation (1976-1981)' started by Ichiban, Saturday 29th Nov, 2014.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    @John Dickson Last time we met we were discussing the old Honda dealers in Morpeth area but I didn't recall the dealers name at that time.

    I found the supplying dealer for my first gen, I was wondering with your years or experience in that area could you find any information for this dealer, pictures of the dealership or anything which will assist me in documentation and the history of my car.

    Now if they are still around I will nip up for a copy of the sales invoice to my car that will be unreal. My car retailed for 4700 in 1977 :Aghast:

    All I could find about them on the internet was

    Company name
    H.& G.Robinson(Gosforth)Limited
    Company number
    00746289
    Company type
    Private limited with share capital
    Incorporation date
    08 Jan 1963
    Dissolution Date:
    Unknown
    Type of accounts filing
    Full Accounts
    Latest annual returns
    Unknown
    Latest annual accounts
    Unknown
    SIC 2003

    SIC 2007

    Registered Address
    Ingledew Botterell Rocheandpybus
    Milburn House
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 1NP
    United Kingdom
    Telephone:

    On file the incorporation date say 1967 however I found this on the net & this letter .The Tax disc suggests its been running since 1923 which would suggest companies house data is incorrect.

    This is the tax disc supplied with my car with the address of the dealer in 1977.

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    They may have been established in 1923 and run as a sole trader but not incorporate until 1967.
     
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    It's pretty common to be honest. Sole Trader initially for ease and minimum coats but eventually they realise the power of abusing limited liability and how useless the authorities are at policing it properly.

    Phoenxing is such a dirty trick.
     
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  6. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yes that's right mate the only garage at Fairmoor is the Jet service station now and has a Londis store and Farm Way agricultural store.

    It sounds like H & G Robinson Grandstand Garage Gosforth may be the one I remember on the junction of Kenton Road and Grandstand Road in Gosforth which I remember being Minories Honda. That's quite a while ago mind.

    They must have also had Fairmoor garage at some point.

    My dad can remember going to look at the Accord when it first launched so that may well have been at Fairmoor as well.

    The other Honda Dealer in Morpeth was Harry Wood and was a Honda Motorcycle dealer first.
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    I'll see if I can find anything else out mate.
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Thanks mate that will keep me busy on google! :Happy:
     
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    If I get a chance I'll do a trace on the Director and see what it pulls up also.
     
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    Champion thanks Graham.
     
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  10. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    There was also another Honda Dealer in Newcastle LGC Honda.

    They disappeared some time ago.
    Springfield had the Honda franchise up here for 20 odd years so that prossibly coincides with the time Minories and LCG stopped.

    I think Minories still exists as a company but LCG long gone as far as I'm aware.
     
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    I have 20 tabs open now searching for info ! LOL