Do you know anyone who worked at Hendy before?
Rebecca Hendy from The Hendy Group is updating the company’s History Book. The company is very interested in producing a chapter based on local people who have worked at Hendy or their experience of Hendy over the years.
The Hendy Group was founded in 1859 by FA Hendy, who started manufacturing bikes in Whitchurch and then latterly in Southampton. However, it wasn’t until 1910 that Hendy Ford became the first Ford Dealer in Britain when Percy Hendy met Henry Ford off his boat in Southampton and signed the very first contract to buy and sell Ford cars.
Since then the company has grown significantly and now sells other makes of cars and vans across the South Coast.
The Hendy Group has been a part of Chandler’s Ford since the 1950s with the main Ford dealership on Bournemouth Road, Hendy Leisure on Winchester Road, Hendy Truck in School Lane, and now the new flagship dealership in Leigh Road.
Consequently, over the years many local people have worked at Hendy Ford, Hendy Truck, Hendy Hire or one of their other companies.
Rebecca Hendy said, “We would really like to hear your stories of your time with us so that we can publish your stories, memories and pictures in our History Book and celebrate the important roles our employees have made over the years.”
If you would like to contribute your stories please contact Rebecca Hendy on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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