Robinsons Garage – Stanley Common
Amos Robinson, owner of Robinsons Garage. Amos had 3 sons, Peter (eldest), Philip and Paul (youngest)
License for Amos Robinson to drive dated 21 April 1925
License for Harold G Robinson for two Omnibuses including EH 3515 dated 21 April 1925 Harold was younger brother of Amos and granddad to Michael the current owner of Robinsons garage. He married in 1927.
Conditions of Licence
Harold Robinson and young Ernest by omnibus EH 3515
License for Harold G Robinson for two Omnibuses including EH 3515 dated 21 April 1925
License issued to Harold Robinson for an Oldsmobile Omnibus EH 3515 dated 1st April 1928
Conditions referred to in the license
License for Harold Robinson to act as a Driver 1 April 1928
Bus license fee receipt 31 March 1926
Receipt for bus purchase by Elliott and Robinson 21 September 1927
License for Amos Robinson to act as Conductor 1 April 1928
Invoice from Elliott and Robinson 1930's
Mapperley Colliery Pay Ticket for Harold Robinson c1915. He started work down the pit at age 13 -14 years.
First World War - Amos and Osborne near Zillebecke, West Flanders in Belgium
Harold was the younger brother of Amos and was granddad to the current owner of the garage, Michael Robinson. Harold was called up at 18 yrs and joined the Sherwood Foresters in WWI. He was wounded on the Somme in 1916. He nearly lost a foot and had to have special boots made. He was honourably discharged. He was a business man with up to 13 houses and shops in the 1930’s in and around Cotmanhay.
Ernest (shown in the bus photo) became a mechanic and worked on the Spitfire engines in India. He came back and worked at the garage till his retirement.
Philip Robinson born 1932. Son of Amos Robinson. (Taken from oldracingcars.com – last updated 2017) Formula 2 driver. Raced from the mid 1950's in cars, and from 1952 in motorcycles, then appeared in Formula Junior, and carried on until the late 1960's. He was the son of Amos Robinson, a well known local garage owner and Phillip then became owner of the same firm, which still exists in some form today. Robinson is still alive, and is an active member of the British Racing Driver's Club. Robinson often raced in a Lotus 18, a Lotus 21 and an Alexis Mk 8.
More information about Philip taken from Forums –
Race dates - follow this link - Philip Robinson Profile | Racing Years
Philip still lives in Stanley Common.
My most sincere thanks to Charles Hodgkinson and Michael Robinson for all of the above. Elaine Sarson September 2021.