Sunday, September 1, 2013

A bit of Holden history.

A newspaper clipping from The Register, Adelaide, Saturday 24 April, 1920.

This was not Holden's first workshop which was in Grenfell Street near to the Adelaide Arcade but it predated the Woodville Plant by a long time. When I was a little kid my grandparents lived at Clapham and the Melbourne express used to just about rattle the house to bits each evening as it went past the back gate. About an hour before that, when it was still daylight, another long train used to come through also bound for Melbourne loaded with Holden bodies (FX,FJ,FE,FC era) probably the day's production at Woodville.

So, that great big building in King William Street that was Repco's headquarters and where Barry DL worked, was actually the Holden factory. It was only in recent times that it was bowled over for yet another carpark and apartment block.

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