A brief glimpse into Arnold Family History
In 1908 Albert Arnold (my Great Grandfather) started selling Petrol on the A30 at the junction of Lox Lane on Sherborne Causeway. Albert continued building the business over the years, with the addition in the 1920's of a Filling Station, followed by a Garage Workshop & Shop in the early 1930's
In the 1950’s Buster (my Grandfather) Moved down the A30 to Five Bridges
Following Alberts passing away in the early 60s my father (Kevin Arnold) started a Vehicle Sales &Garage Repair business in 1967 at the Garage on the Sherborne Causeway. This then progressed in 1971 to a new workshop premises at the Five Bridges site.
1970's Shell Petroleum recognised Cecil & Eve (my Great Uncle & Aunt) efforts by awarding them the ShellShine Territory Winners 1974
1974 also saw Kevin (my father) open a subsidary business Fairview Vehicle Services at Gibbs Marsh, Henstridge, this he ran for 26 years.
Buster Arnolds retirement in 1988 saw the Five Bridges site sold, a year later my Great Uncle, who by then owned Arnolds at Sherborne Causeway also closed due to retirement, although they continued to live on site.
In 2000 as a 4th generation Arnold I took over FairView Vehicle Services at Gibbs Marsh.
In 2013 I moved the business up to Arnolds Garage at Sherborne Causeway.