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Jackson's Motor Cycles, Burton-On-Trent
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September 27, 2020 - 2:40 pm
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I noticed these 2 little holes in the top of the headlight cowl when dad & I dragged the 1956 BSA Bantam & the 1956 Norton Model 50 out from the back of Grandad's garage 7-8 years ago - I knew they were for a dealer plate but presumed what with decades passing & it being such a small item that it was long gone! Well, I was digging through a box of Grandad's tools last week whilst looking for something to use on the Commando & opened up an old tobacco tin - nestled amongst the Allen keys was this dealer plate! It fits the curvature & the holes perfectly. It must've fallen off & Grandad being Grandad, squirreled it away in this tin to keep it safe. So pleased - what an amazing bit of history!

I haven't been able to find out anything about Jackson's Motor Cycles in Burton-On-Trent though, not even an old photo of the shopfront. Does anyone out there know anything?


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Jackson's of Burton on Trent is still in business and located on 22 Borough Road DE14 2DA  ( 01283 565154 ) however it changed its name to Arnolds Motorcycles some years ago  - hope that may help.



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Came across some info on an AJS forum that says "I have also contacted 'Jacksons' in Burton on trent today, they are now trading as Arnolds, the manager advised me that Jackson ceased trading 10 years ago but Arnolds are still using the same phone number and premises, so a dead end there. 

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Looking on Google street view Arnolds is located opposite the end of Waterloo Street, a hundred yards or so away from 7 waterloo street (which is now Burton Carpet's shop) so it looks like Jacksons moved to bigger premises. 

Hope this is of some help



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