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Normeir Tyre Co

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Normeir Tyre Company, tyre service, Staffordshire

1922 Albert Fox set up a tyre re-treading and servicing business in his cowshed. The cows were driven out each morning so that work could begin. Albert's van proudly maintained a 24-hour tyre repair and fitting service. Known as Normeir Tyre Co, the business was to grow into a thriving national concern .

1963 Acquired by Avon. As a result, Avon became involved with tyre distribution for the first time. This chain, strengthened by future acquisitions, was to form the basis of the Motorway Tyres and Accessories Company. The word "India" was dropped from the company's title which was shortened to Avon Rubber Co.

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