If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

The end of the road for the Village Petrol Station.

In days gone by the Village Petrol station was as important to the community as the Village stores or Post Office . Before electricity came to some remote areas a garage would charge accumulators , or sell Paraffin for heating and lighting purposes ,  Others would mend electrical appliances and the all important wireless. Or maybe a place to catch up on the  Village  gossip while paying for fuel .  But by 2005 the number of Petrol forecourts in the UK  had fallen to bellow 10,000 for the first time since 1912.Posted by Picasa

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