I've had an e-mail from Meridien in Bournemouth to say that the Alfa dealership will now be handled by the Westover Group. Westover are already the local Fiat dealers so I guess it sort of makes sense.
I certainly remember Hendy and English's but I'm sure Westover did Ford too, in a place on Alder Rd somewhere around where Merv Hannam is now. Still, I may have been mistaken about the name - I was quite young at the time, but I do remember the garage had a lovely new signal yellow RS2000 outside
BTW I haven't lived in Bournemouth for 25 years now, but I still think of it as home. Maybe I'll move back there when I retire, just like everyone else