EPR000529 ENGLAND (1935). Packard Service Station on the Great West Road, Spring Grove, 1935

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Title [EPR000529] Packard Service Station on the Great West Road, Spring Grove, 1935
Reference EPR000529
Date 27-March-1935
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Place name SPRING GROVE
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 516623, 177500
Longitude / Latitude -0.3202374223169, 51.483927800078
National Grid Reference TQ166775

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Packard Cars works and showroom for the American company’s British concessionaire, Leonard Williams Ltd. This building was completed in 1929. At 0939 hours on the 21st March 1945 a German V-2 rocket hit the Packard factory completely destroying it and damaging 13 nearby factories and 662 houses; It killed 34, seriously injured 100, and lightly injured 460. Barry Newman: My father, Roy Newman (now 78) recalls a V2 landing on Packards on the Great West Road, Isleworth. Packards had been a car manufacturer prior to the war, but was a munitions factory in wartime. Thus, despite there apparently being heavy loss of life, there was little or no reporting of the incident at the time. Andrew Walker: Barry, this was a major V2 incident with at least 34 dead, 33 at Packards and one at a neighbouring factory. However the date was a bit later than your father recalls, 21st March 1945. The last V2 fell less than one week later

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 11:09:42 PM
In window - A pair of 1935 Packard Formal Sedans

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 09:23:10 PM
In window - A brand new 1935 Packard 12, 1208 Limosine

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 09:12:33 PM
In window - A brand new 1935 Packard Super 8 Limousine

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 08:42:37 PM
In window - A brand new 1935 Packard 1203 Super Eight

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 08:35:56 PM
Leonard Williams Co. Ltd, British concessionaire for selling American Packard cars.

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016 08:19:04 PM