Welco, and Hughes Ltd

Welco, and Hughes Ltd: Photo from "Malcolm Buckler collection"

Welco, and Hughes Ltd: Photo from "Malcolm Buckler collection"

“Another photo of the Buckler car works at Heath Hill Road circa 1950. Car chassis were commonly gathered out in the road ready for export, as final assembly was often undertaken by Buckler’s agents in such places as Canada and New Zealand.

There is a sign in the background of the photo which says Hughes Ltd but I do not know the detail of that except that it was on my father’s land. Part of the land was taken for the Telephone exchange (for a very nominal amount). Welco is on the sign outside Bucklers which I have already mentioned. Welco predated Bucklers as my father took over the Welco agricultural business and then started making cars from about 1948-49. The Buckler name was on the gate and not very obvious when the gate was open.

My father, Derek Buckler often let sheds off to craftsmen, rent often being paid for with work on the cars. Thus C.F.Taylor, who was a body maker had a small shed under this arrangement. Later he set up in his own premises doing aircraft work. Taylor then grew into a large factory and in time a chain of factories and then international. C.F.Taylor who had started in that small shed in Heath Hill Road ended as a multi millionaire and sold out to British Aerospace, who were still using the name until recently.” – Malcolm Buckler

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Welco Works

Welco Works: Photo from "Malcolm Buckler collection"

Welco Works: Photo from "Malcolm Buckler collection"

“It is circa 1950 of Bucklers sports car factory in Heath Hill Road. The swinging sign says “Welco Works”, as they also manufactured farm machinery and implements.” – Malcolm Buckler

For more information about Buckler Cars, try visiting The Buckler Car Register.

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#58 – Wellington College Lake

Wellington College Lake

Wellington College Lake

“Wellington College Lake”

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#57 – Wellington College Dining Hall

Wellington College Dining Hall

Wellington College Dining Hall

“Wellington College Dining Hall”

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#56 – Laycock, Crowthorne, Berks

"Laycock, Crowthorne, Berks"

"Laycock, Crowthorne, Berks"

“Laycock, Crowthorne, Berks”

The name of the house appears to be mis-spelled, as the “Y” is crossed out. I’ve not been able to find out where this house is/was

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#55 – The Chapel, Wellington College

The Chapel, Wellington College

The Chapel, Wellington College

“The Chapel, Wellington College”

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Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

“Wellington College Station”

This card is rather misleadingly labelled – the picture isn’t the station at all, but the shops further up Dukes Ride.
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#53 – The Ridges near Wellington College

The Ridges near Wellington College

The Ridges near Wellington College

“The Ridges near Wellington College”

#52 – Wicket Gate, Wellington College

Wicket Gate, Wellington College

Wicket Gate, Wellington College

“Wicket Gate, Wellington College”

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#50 – Wellington College

Wellington College

Wellington College

“Wellington College”

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