Anglesey garage site that's been operating for over a century is going to auction

An Anglesey garage that has been fixing vehicles for over a century has been placed up for auction. Grosvenor Garage in Menai Bridge dates back to around 1911 - with the property first appearing on the 1913 ordinance survey map.

Even before then the site was at the forefront of the emerging motor car revolution. Vet William Luther-Jones had stables where the garage is and registered the number plate EY7 in 1903, the 2nd car in Anglesey. EY2 to EY 6 were held back for landed gentry.

It is understood the business was set up by William Luther-Jones and was then run by his son Bill Luther-Jones from about 1930 until about 1938 and was probably closed during the war until Bill returned in 1945. In 1957, he took over the freehold of the Gazelle Hotel in Glyn Garth.

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Jo Evans, Bill’s chief mechanic took over running the garage in 1957 and ran it until 1989 when Bill’s son Tony ran it from 1989 until 1999.

Richard and Wendy Hughes ran the garage from 1999 until the lease expired at the end of 2023. The site is now for sale by auction, and has a guide price with Beresford Adams of £200,000.

A spokesman said: "The garage has provided an excellent service to locals over its 100 years existence.

"The owners decided to sell the property as is, and let a new purchaser decide what the best use of the site is. It could continue as a garage or storage or lock up garages or the new owners might decide to apply for a few dwellings on the site which is ideally placed in the centre of the village. Any residential development would require change of use. The site is being offered with vacant possession."

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