I believe that the sheds Ford used at Trafford Park were the old tram sheds left when the city of Manchester disposed of its Trams around 1900. My Grandfather Thomas Partington worked there and then when the trams were discontinued he emigrated to Australia in about 1900. Had he stayed our family's Ford affair may have begun earlier. Both his sons became Ford dealers and enthusiasts while he worked on the Melbourne tramway system. Anybody know more ?