Coach Builders

Photo:Pack & Sons advertisement: click on image to open a large version in a new window

Pack & Sons advertisement: click on image to open a large version in a new window

From the private collection of Andy Grant

Photo:Pack & Sons advertisement: click on image to open a large version in a new window

Pack & Sons advertisement: click on image to open a large version in a new window

From the private collection of Andy Grant

Pack & Sons: Sussex Coach Works

By Andy Grant

Moved to Brighton from London

Around about 1880, Job Pack moved his existing London based coach building business to Brighton, taking over the premises at 40-43, George Street previously operated by George White. At that time the company employed twenty-two men and Job Pack lived on the premises.

Largest stock of carriages

In later years the company became Pack & Sons, the Sussex Coach Works, with adverts boasting "the Largest and Choicest Stock of Carriages of Every Description in the South East". By the 1890s Job had expanded the premises into Dorset Street and bought a large house in Ditchling Rise.

Diversified into motor repairs

Upon his death in 1898, his sons Arthur and James took on the mantle of operating the business. With the coming of the automobile, the company diversified into motor repairs and carrying, but by the end of the First World War they had ceased to trade in Brighton.

This page was added on 31/03/2012.
Comments about this page

I found this page very informative and I would like to see more with regard to industry and commerce that has taken place in the past there must of been a hive of activity years ago in Brighton.

By Garry Lockwood (01/04/2012)

Job's two sons were Arthur James Pack and George Henry Surridge Pack. George died in 1917 which was possibly a contributing factor to the business ceasing to exist.

By Andrea Harmer (25/05/2017)

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