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A Look Through The Sixties With Turners

A look through the Sixties with Turners

In 1964 Ernest Turner died leaving control of the company in the hands of his two sons Martin and John.

The Sixties saw the purchase of the old, well respected firm of Ebbutts (Croydon) Ltd. Removal Division. The business was renamed Ebbutt – Turner Ltd.

The early sixties saw the amalgamation of a firm called Ford & Son of Chelsea, the purchase of a two van business in Tonbridge, Kent, called Crutch Bros and a new depot at Leopold Road, West Green, Crawley, Sussex was opened. Up to four van was based at Crawley managed by Me Dennis Cullip

The Tonbridge and Crawley ventures soon changed when Crutch Bros was sold on and the Crawley depot was sold to the manager and continued trading as Turners Removals.

Turners Car Radio shared the Crawley premises for a while and opened another outlet at 21 Albert Street, Maidstone.

4-6 Leopold Road, West Green, Crawley photographed in the forties. The premises where the infamous John George Haigh commited his crimes. The buidlsing on the left was later to become the car radio outlet and removal office. the house on the right, Mr Cullips (Manager/Owner) home.

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