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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Researching a cars history. Reply with quote

I am trying to find out the history of one of my Hillmans, on the dash the original dealer plaque is still in place, it reads 'Rice Bros of Horsham'. Does anyone know the area or maybe the dealers?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Researching a cars history. Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I am trying to find out the history of one of my Hillmans, on the dash the original dealer plaque is still in place, it reads 'Rice Bros of Horsham'. Does anyone know the area or maybe the dealers?


According to my 1949/50 RAC Handbook, Rice Bros (Horsham) Ltd were at 4 & 6 Springfield Road, and also 14 Worthing Road (Ford depot). In my 1935/36 copy, only the Springfield Road address is given.

Sure you've seen this, but just in case:
https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Rice_Brothers

And this old/new photos comparison for the area:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwyIgqL2a7c

Various references in this article:
https://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/jackcottingham

RJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much Rich, I shall take a look.
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