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The new paint shop

In the 1970’s the Bedfont site underwent a significant structural re development. Previously the body building paint shop, lawnmower workshop, agricultural workshop, sales department and parts department were located in separate buildings. The new building incorporated all these departments under one roof.

The Gibbs family in the 1960’s.

Standing left to right: Donald, son of Sydney; William and Richard, sons of Murray. Seated left to right: Reginald and Murray Gibbs.

Donald,William and Richard were the fifth and final generation of the Gibbs family to run the business which ceased trading in 1997. Donald served his apprenticeship with mower and agricultural manufacturers Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies before being made a director in 1961. William was appointed a director in 1964 after an apprenticeship with the Austin Motor Company and Richard joined the board in 1967 as a qualified accountant.

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