FAMILY-RUN independent garage H Edmondson’s is celebrating the sale of its 20,000th car.
The firm has been repairing and selling used cars at its garage in Guide Road, Hesketh Bank, near Southport, Lancashire, for more than 34 years, having been founded by Harry and Gill Edmondson in 1981.
After moving to their current premises in 1982, the couple started selling used cars alongside their repair and servicing operation. The company quickly expanded and they found themselves selling hundreds of vehicles per year.
The 20,000th car was sold to Stephanie and James Pope, a family local to Hesketh Bank. Stephanie is no stranger to the garage, with both her parents and grandparents having bought cars and had them serviced by the firm since the company began trading.
The Popes were local customers, but H Edmondson’s cars are sold nationwide thanks to internet advertising, with ex-garage cars being spotted as far afield as the Falkland Islands, according to the Southport Visiter.
H Edmondson’s prides itself in being a family firm. Harry and Gill Edmondson are now joined by two of their offspring – Joe and Claire – which helps contribute to their tradition of friendly service.
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