S G Smith

S G Smith – Garage Owners

  1. Mr S G Smith in his younger days, I think this must be in his office in Barry Road/Underhill.

12. 101 Barry Road, East Dulwich, After flying bomb landed.

V1 landed at the South End of Henslow Road, junction with Underhill Road on 30/06/1944 at 11:14:00   (Information courtesy of FlyingBombsandRockets website)

23. Junction of Barry Road/Underhill Road – circa 1938. S G Smith (Motors) Ltd original garage.

34. East Dulwich Road in 1941, before it was bombed.

45. Solway Road (13-17 East Dulwich Road) post war (I think). After it was rebuilt pictures all factory staff from our factory in Gowlett Road and packing unit at 1 East Dulwich Road.


6. All staff outside 13-17 East Dulwich Road post war. ?

7. This is 101 Barry Road our original site on the corner of Underhill Road.

78. East Dulwich Road after it was rebuilt. The roofing was reinforced with old iron bedsteads as there was a shortage of steel.89. East Dulwich Road during rebuilding.

910. I think this is Barry Road/Underhill after the flying bomb landed.

1011. Roseneath Service Station was the name of the business my father took over in 1938 from a Mrs Whiting, the owner. I think this 13-17 East Dulwich Road.

1112. 13-17 East Dulwich Road, a munitions unit destroyed completely by bomb. The staff pictured were involved in Spitfire parts, flamethrower manufacture and tank waterproofing kits for D Day as far as I’m aware.

1213. I think Barry Road again after flying bomb damage.

1314. Barry Road/Underhill, after flying bomb landed.

1415. The factory at 9 Gowlett Road, before we bought it.


All Photos & Info, Courtesy, Copyright & Property of Robert C.D. Smith 

S G Smith About Us

The S G Smith Motor Group founded in 1938 has been synonymous with the Motor Trade in South London for over 60 years.

S G Smith established with a reputation for being fully committed to the highest standards of Customer Experience. The Group combines the benefits of private family ownership with sufficient size and scale to be totally competitive in today’s highly contested Vehicle market both in Sales and Aftersales.

S G Smith operates from Dealerships throughout South London located in the following areas:

  • Beckenham
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Coulsdon
  • Dulwich
  • Sydenham
  • Wimbledon

Investment in both facilities and staff training at each Centre ensures a complete range of professional dealer services are available. These include new & used vehicle sales, finance leasing & contract hire, Aftersales facilities for service & repairs together with parts and accessories.

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a link to S G Smith http://www.sgsmith.co.uk/audi/find-us/

 All Photos & Info Courtesy & Copyright of Robert C.D. Smith

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4 Responses to S G Smith

  1. Ray Sweeney says:

    My father George ran the garage/workshop in Barry road/Underhill Road from around 1947 onwards. When i think it closed down the tool workshop moved to a small warehouse at 44a The Gardens until around the mid 70s then on to a warehouse at the rear of 1a East Dulwich Road. There was also a factory in Gowlet Road and offices at the S.G.smith garage in east Dulwich Road. these premises were dispatch warehouses for the handtool business that was also run by S.G.smith.

  2. Ellie Crowhurst says:

    We have recently bought and moved into the basement flat of 128 Barry Road (on the corner of Underhill Road). We have found out there was a SG Smith shop located where are property is now. If you have any more photos of back in the day that would be amazing for us to see the history of where we live. We would love to have one to display in our Flat to show its former glory!

    Many of thanks,

    • John Chinery says:

      Hi Ellie, I’m sorry, I don’t have any more photos, the photos on my website are courtesey & copyright of S.G Smith, they have a showroom at Sydenham and in Dulwich, which is not far from you, if you gave them a call they might have something in there archives, hope they are able to help you, hope you will be very happy in your new home, best wishes, John’m

  3. Diana Roche (nee Kelly) says:

    My mother bought her first car from S.G.Smiths,approx 1947 ? Am sure showrooms were at the top of Rye Lane Can you confirm ?
    It was an Austin A40.

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