History

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We’ve been in Bevois Valley Road, Southampton since the beginning, over 70 years ago! We’re the oldest resident business in the street and the oldest Motorcycle Breakers and Servicers in Southampton. We’ve seen many competitors come and go. Started by Harold Gregory as the Auto Hospital after returning from the Second World War, we’ve seen a vast change in motorcycles, the motorcycle market and the needs of the motorcyclist. Since the death of Harold Gregory in 2011, Valley Motorcycles is now run by the second and third generations of the Gregory family.

 

 

Valley Motorcycles is known as quite the institution among the motorcycle trade in the South. We’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many British brands such as Norton, Ariel and Matchless and the dominance of the Japanese makes that it specialises in today. The pictures on this page show key points in Valley Motorcycles past.

 

 

 
Harold Riding Bike (4x6)
Harold Riding Bike (4x6)
Auto Hospital (5x7)
Auto Hospital (5x7)
Gregory Pope 3
Gregory Pope 3
Gregory Pope 12
Gregory Pope 12
Gregory Pope 344
Gregory Pope 344
Gregory Pope 14
Gregory Pope 14
Gregory Pope 11
Gregory Pope 11
Gregory Pope 5
Gregory Pope 5
Gregory Pope 2
Gregory Pope 2
Gregory Pope 1
Gregory Pope 1
Gregory Pope 8
Gregory Pope 8
A Sea of Wheels, 1974
A Sea of Wheels, 1974
Gregory Pope 110
Gregory Pope 110
Gregory Pope 109
Gregory Pope 109
Gregory Pope 345
Gregory Pope 345
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975
Valley Motor Cycles at 110, 1975