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Haynes's Garage

Haynes Garage

To the south of the green is the village garage. Once a typical country garage selling petrol and all the services needed to keep a car on the road, now only offering car repairs and servicing.

It was founded by Tom Haynes in about 1923 and is still run by the same family although it is the third or fourth generation to do so.

The current building is built on the site of Hines's wheelwright and coachworks. We currently do not have any information about this but if you do, then please let us know.

The haulage company next door to the garage was founded by Tom Haynesís brother Charlie. The company sees goods from all over Europe arriving in the village. The locals have seen a couple of name changes over time. See if you can spot them in the archive photographs below.

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The Haynes family has always been fairly active in the village, as the left hand picture shows. This is one of Charlie Haynes's lorries all decked out for the 1937 Coronation of King George VI.

Another thing of interest about this photograph is that it was taken outside the back of the Small House.

How many can people can you recognise in this picture? If you can let us know who you recognise we will add it to the photo.

The main warehouse building houses a small engineering company owned by a relation of the Haynes family.

For a story from Tom Haynes about his life, click here for his contribution to Phyllis Loxley-Walton's book, "A walk around Sherington".

Below are links to further archive pictures of the Haynes Garage:

Haynes's tipper lorry, c1950's Haynes's lorry - George VI Coronation, 1937 The first post-war fleet of Fodens on the Knoll The first fleet of 5 ton lorries of Haynes's C.1930

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