As the name suggests, the Auto Stacker was a machine that parked cars in a stack, using a combination of conveyor belts and lifts to move vehicles from ground level to one of 256 carpark spaces. It was, effectively, an automated multi-storey car park, and was situated above a car showroom, workshop and petrol station.
The Auto Stacker never worked properly and was demolished in 1962 at a cost of £60,000.
- Pathe newsreel from 1961, entirely about Princess Margaret's visit to Woolwich. Includes much footage of the Auto Stacker Opening.
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