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I am researching a business by the name of Hill Barn Garage, on the A27 near Sompting, for a book I am writing about Welbeck Motors of London.

Hill Barn Garage was a former BMC dealership (now Atlan Motors) and one of its former proprietors in the 1960s was a Mr Michael Gotla.

Would any readers know of any former employees, names such as Eddie Box, Lionel Carr, Bill Moore, Tony Durrant, Phil Coleman or Graham Hawkins or any others, that would be able to share any memoirs of their time working at Hill Barn?

Also, if a subsequent owner Mr A. C. Elwin is still living locally?

I would also like to appeal if any local historians have images of the garage in past years that I could use in my research.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Stephen Dine


New Cut


East Sussex

TN35 4RH

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