I am co-authoring a new book on Pearson's Garage, otherwise Pearson Brothers and Pearsons of Liverpool. They were by outbreak of the war at 5, 6 & 7 Shaw Street, and then they had large premises in Overbury Street where they assembled thousands of US, Canadian and some British vehicles for the War Department, US Forces, Canadian Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Ministry of Food. Post-war they rebuilt ex-military vehicles and then rebodied wartime buses to create new luxury coaches. They had pre-war been coachbuilders and then contibued from 1948-9 in Smithsdown Lane.
The company may have started out as a coachbuilders, and also ran coaching companies, such as Happy Days Motor Ways. The firm was possibly J Pearson & Sons, and the business was then taken over by the brothers including one R Pearson. Happy Days Moto Ways appears to have been taken over by Ribble in 1947. However before then the firm established Sunniways, based in Shaw Street, which became Pearson Brothers Ltd in 1950.
The book should have about 160 pages, and the photographs taken of the operations are amazing, especially as numerous vehicles were photgraphed in the cleared bombsites around Shaw Street and possibly in Ormskirk Park near to a hug vehicle crate dump.
Does anyone remember Pearson's please, and anyone that worked there? We had a call from a gentleman born 1929 who worked for the firm in Overbury Sreet from 1943-9, so there must be someone out there still? We also could do with some help identifying locations from the photographs...there were several that featured cobbled streets.