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Precisely when Pearsons of Liverpool began their business in the motor trade is now lost in the mists of time, but many of their contemporaries began their activities in the period immediately after World War I. This was a time when motor vehicles were more readily available, especially as war surplus supplies allowed numerous robust and well-engineered vehicles into the civilian market.


Whatever the case with Pearson's, they not only made their transition into a motor business, they also turned their operations from horse-drawn vehicles into those powered by internal combustion.

This early view of a pair of Pearsons-owned Happy Days coaches in front of the Knotty Ash Brewery in East Prescot Road, Liverpool 14. The date is probably in the first half of the 1920s.

Part of the Pearsons - Happy Days coach fleet in the 1930s. These coaches ran the daily services from Liverpool to Southport, Preston and Blackpool.

Pearsons Service Van, with the Shaw Street Garage address quoted. It is a Jowett Bradford model.

This is the Shaw Street Garage at 3, 5 & 7 Shaw Street, Liverpool 6 in 1938, where Pearsons had dealerships for British, American and German made vehicles.

Pearsons - The Pre-War Story

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