London Service Depot

Two period photographs from the Standard Triumph London Service Depot.
The buildings were the former premises of Hoopers (Coachbuilders) Ltd and were located on the junction of Dukes Road, Western Avenue, Acton.
standard triumph service depotThe first photograph, we think, dates as c1959 – early. We can see one lonely Triumph Herald over on the left and would suggest they may be a few more as the year progressed. Notice no exterior signage. A later photograph has a large Standard Triumph logo on the wall with a huge ‘book’ logo in the central column. Again could this point to date the photo just before Standard Triumph (International) with the building ready for, or just received a fresh lick of paint?

standard triumph western ave
The second photo is later and sports the Leyland logos.
Further details to follow. If you can help with any info from the London Service Depot, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.