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Cyril G. Morgan Ltd garage business in Caerphilly, Wales.

Thanks to John Cartlidge who provided this item of garage paperwork, relating to a business by the name of Cyril G. Morgan Ltd that was situated in Caerphilly, Wales. The letter was originally posted to John's father-in-law in 1955, Mr M.D. Pratten, of Rumney, Cardiff.
The letter from Cyril G. Morgan Limited relates to an enquiry from Mr Pratten, where he asked them what they'd offer him for his Velocette MAC motorcycle, against either a new Standard 8 saloon, or a Ford 103E Popular. Alas the garage could supply neither car straight away due to shortages of new cars, but they'd be more than willing to supply a suitable used car from their existing stock. The garage in question would normally be able to supply new cars produced by Austin, Ford, Standard or Triumph, plus "all the leading makes of motor cycles".
Two locations are given for this business, one in Piccadilly Square, Caerphilly, the other at Cross Keys Garage, Nantgarw, Glamorgan.
Garage letter from this Welsh garage
There's an interesting photo and write-up of Cyril Morgan's garage on the Vintage Motorcycle Club (South Wales Section) website: link. Apparently it was quite the place to visit for motorcycle enthusiasts around the area.
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