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Summary: photograph, black and white, scanned, Ashley garage, run by Ernie Rickman, at Ashley Cross c 1930's with Ashley Stores in background, New Milton

Identification note: donor's father was Ernie Rickman (1902-1948), long time local family. Father started a garage in Ashley in 1920's and was also a speedway motorcyclist. He set up garage at Ashley Cross in 1930 and built a small shed. Then started haulage company Rickman Transport. C1947 aircraft hanger was erected (still there). Brother Derek started garage in Old Milton Road - well-known motor cyclist.

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