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 Post subject: Re: Story about the CSL Package Freighter Magog
Unread postPosted: May 7, 2021, 11:50 pm 
blake then your father was alan mann i was at his home once what l thought was neat he had a garage with a front and rear door and an entrance from 2 different streets i also was able to attend his funeral at the catholic church on a saturday morning


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Unread postPosted: May 7, 2021, 1:53 pm 
My grandfather was Frank Mann here in Wallaceburg.
The garage was at 210 Lafontaine at the corner of Wellington St. The garage closed in 1984 and was torn down shortly after. As well, the house next to it to the north was torn down. That house was originally my great-grandfather’s, as he operated a livery stable where the garage stood starting in 1873. The garage was built in 1928, and additions added over the years. Frank sold English (Austin, MG, Triumph) cars starting in 1948, as well as Hudsons.
When the property was sold in 1984, a new building was built which was the Ambulance dispatch. It was later sold. Not sure what business is there today.


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Unread postPosted: May 6, 2021, 10:01 pm 
your 100% right my old man bought his victor vauxhaul at highview mortors in galt ontario and they were a gmc pontiac dealership he also bought a few austins at coppel bros in galt i remember the turn signals were between the front and rear doors


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Unread postPosted: May 6, 2021, 8:23 pm 

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my father had an english made car, 1958 vauxhall lt had a decal on the hood {bonnet} general motors made in england dont think he had any serous problems with it

Ha! Most Vauxhalls back then looked like miniature '57 Chevies, with good reason. Pontiac dealerships sold the cars in the states, for some reason.


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Unread postPosted: May 6, 2021, 4:07 pm 
my father had an english made car, 1958 vauxhall lt had a decal on the hood {bonnet} general motors made in england dont think he had any serous problems with it


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Unread postPosted: May 6, 2021, 11:16 am 

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Do you know which corner of Lafontaine/Wellington dealership was at?

If the dealership's address was 210, it would be between the hair styling place on the corner (204) and the Christian fellowship building (222). Those buildings are relatively new, and my guess is the dealership occupied that block with its main building being at 210. Not much demand for Austins these days (unless the name "Healey" is appended).


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Unread postPosted: May 5, 2021, 10:19 pm 
bill i dont know how you dig up your info but your 100% better than me thank you


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Unread postPosted: May 5, 2021, 9:00 pm 
William Lafferty

Is that ever neat to see. Just Google satellite'd corner Lafontaine/Wellington. Except for vacant parking lot at SE corner (where the dealership might have parked the cars) don't see anything that looks like an old car dealership. Do you know which corner of Lafontaine/Wellington dealership was at?

Does the dealership bldg still exist?


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Unread postPosted: May 5, 2021, 1:25 pm 

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wae frank mann the father of allan mann? did he own an austin cae dealership in wallaceburg?

Yes. Corner of Lafontaine and Wellington.


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Unread postPosted: May 4, 2021, 12:14 pm 
Jim1

Yes, Frank Mann was father of Alan Mann. Both were Wallaceburg historians & wrote (in books, newspaper articles) a lot about Wallaceburg's history.

I don't know if he owned a Austin dealership, but I think Frank Mann was involved in the car repair/"garage" business.


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Unread postPosted: May 4, 2021, 10:41 am 
wae frank mann the father of allan mann? did he own an austin cae dealership in wallaceburg?


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Unread postPosted: May 4, 2021, 7:46 am 
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Thank you - very much - for your kind words.

Here's the next - and final - chapter of the story. https://www.wallaceburgcourierpress.com . the-ending

Hope you enjoy it.


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Unread postPosted: April 22, 2021, 10:42 am 
Another great story, John! Looking forward to the next chapter.


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Unread postPosted: April 22, 2021, 3:41 am 
You might have to scroll down a couple of stories, but there's a recently published story about the Magog at the Wallaceburg Courier Press Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/WallaceburgCourierPress/.


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