Waghorn's Hillman Minx
Waghorns Garage – Extract from the Bexhill Observer, 7th September1935. What it says is, “There was nothing wrong with this 1936 Hillman Minx Magnificent, which was taken for a ride round Bexhill on a lorry. It was a novel advertising idea of Messers Waghorn’s Garage, and these remartkable cars, which sell for as little as £159, have aroused exceptional interest.
Waghorn's Garage, Town Hall Square, in 1929
Waghorn’s Garage, Town Hall Square, in 1929
The building was constructed in the angle between Station road and Buckhurst Road, sometime between 1928 and 1934. According to local directories, it was known as “Waghorn’s Garage” until 1969, when it is no longer mentioned in directories.

After 1969, the garage continued, as a fuel filling station, through to today. In addition to this property, it also owned workshops in various locations over the years. In 1938-40, “Waghorn’s Motor Works” were in Belle Hill and, from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, there was a workshop at 27, London Road. They were Austin dealers from c1948 to 1966, changing to Saab and Toyota by 1968.

Advert 1950s
A newspaper advertisement for Waghorn’s Garage, around the early 1950s

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