Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Perranporth

Once a tin mining village, Perranporth is a small resort on the north Cornwall coast with fine sands and a good beach.

Woodbine Cottage

The house where Donald Healey, creator of the Austin Healey, grew up and to where he returned after service in the First World War. 

Location
St Georges Hill, Perranporth, TR6 0JT

Date
1898 – c1934

Other locations 
Mawan Smith
, Cornwall
Penhallow, Cornwall
Warwick, Warwickshire

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Riley Garage

A garage business established by Donald Healey on his return as a pilot in the First World War.

Location
St Pirans Road, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0BJ

Today the Riley Garage stands on the corner of St Pirans Road, Wheal Leisure, and Station Road; however, it is not clear whether this is the site where Donald Healey originally worked; this may be further down the street.  (Clarification would be welcome!)

Date
1919 – c1933, although the Riley Garage is still trading in Perranporth.

Other locations 
Mawan Smith, Cornwall
Penhallow, Cornwall
Warwick, Warwickshire

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St Michael’s Mission Church

A memorial window to Donald Healey

Location
Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0JX

Date
1872 – present

Other locations
Mawan Smith, Cornwall
Penhallow, Cornwall
Perranzabuloe, Cornwall
Warwick, Warwickshire

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