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Shite places to buy fuel! - now includes thatched petrol station - I kid you not! 11/07/18


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#31 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:32 PM

Sherfield English on the A27 in Hampshire between Romsey and Salisbury. I think they still sell four star here, too.

 

I get my MOTs done here....Not sure about the four star now, though.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:59 PM

I'm not sure if Pritchard's in Llandrindod Wells is still selling fuel but the deco building is still there, also there is a similar but smaller place in Gas Street in Newtown

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

Thread resurrection.

 

Uley, Gloucestershire

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 06:29 PM

Thread resurrection.

 

Uley, Gloucestershire

 

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I wonder when they stopped serving fuel? Going to hazard a guess at 1980



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

This was a couple of weeks ago. I thought Regent had disappeared as a brand in the '60s.

 

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Near Hay on Wye. Proprietor got extra points for

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  b)rushing out to tell me I was about to put petrol in the van. It is petrol but he didn't know that.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:45 AM

My local "servo" as we call them here, soon to be no more

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It closed when a new one was built on the outskirts of town as this one was old and on a prime bit of land

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The owner lived in it until he died 2 years ago (at 101!)
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:32 AM

Love old petrol stations

In the late 70s early 80s I had a mate who was a crane engineer , when they broke he'd go out and fix them , credit cards weren't common then , he was out in Norfolk , saw the visa sign on a 2 pump petrol station in the middle of nowhere , guy came out filled the van up, mate goes into the booth to pay , hands the card over , old guy behind the counter looks at it for 20 seconds, says thanks and puts it in the till drawer
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:20 PM

Came across this one in the Peaks on Sunday - looked like it was still serving fuel, prices a bit higher than in the cities but only about 5 pence more. A nice find.

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

Interesting twin set of pumps still selling DERV down a back lane in CrewkereWP_20180710_11_56_14_Pro.jpg
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:52 PM

Grizebeck Filling Station, Lake District:

 

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This was about a year ago to the day.

The shop looked like it hadn't been touched since the 1980s, and still used a carbon paper duplication machine to take card payments!


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:39 PM

Now then here are a few more - Ilton, Somerset. A Q8 no less! Who knew they still existed. Very old pumps too!WP_20180711_19_26_27_Pro.jpg WP_20180711_19_26_41_Pro.jpg WP_20180711_19_27_02_Pro.jpg

And for the crowning glory, who knew we still had a thatched station in the UK? Shitepointz for anyone who comes up with the correct location. Unleaded £1.19 a litre. Local TESCO is £1.25 a litre. I know who I'd rather buy from.....WP_20180711_19_05_50_Pro.jpg

Anyway, my work is done here I think - never going to find one to beat that! The owner told me that the last hand cranked pump was at Ilminster and decomissioned in 2003 is anyone was wondering......
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

That thatched one is great, I hope it's local* enough to visit.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

Isle Brewers garage, Somerset...


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

Isle Brewers garage, Somerset...


Well done! Give the man an orange!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:21 PM

That's Mrs6C you are speaking too... :/
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:21 PM

I'll offer up this fuel pump in Buckingham instead, which IIRC is used to serve up red diesel...

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Edited 12-Jul-18: Yes! Six-cylinder bought 50 litres of the stuff today, from this very pump, for this weekend's AS gathering at the FoD...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

That thatched establishment is incredible, how the hell is that still in existence! I’m very glad it is though bollocks to progress and this sanitised existence we have now....
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:45 PM

I though we'd had this on here already, but apparently not*.

In Smeeth, near Ashford Kent.

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Bonus points for the attached Perodua dealership...

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...and associated Perodua graveyard.

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*I think DW's Nippa may have had a dealer sticker from here, and it was mentioned around the time this thread last surfaced.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:16 PM

olivers at egerton. nr ashford kent.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:29 PM

This used to be a place you could buy fuel, so I'd like to share it with you here, even though probably it ought to go into an Architecture thread... Manor Road Garage, East Preston...

http://www.planetpro...rsion-for-sale/

 

In 2009...

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In 2014...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:51 PM

High street, Bala, Wales.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:24 PM

Thatch and petrol. Hm. I guess the peacocks provide the fire alarm.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:05 AM

I think an AS event needs to be organised to buy some pez from this place purely because the roof has such a uniquely inappropriate covering.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:12 AM

Grizebeck Filling Station, Lake District:
 
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This was about a year ago to the day.
The shop looked like it hadn't been touched since the 1980s, and still used a carbon paper duplication machine to take card payments!

That's my nearest LPG station and second nearest filling station. My nearest still insist on an attended service and have wacky racers on the roof. I give you the CGP pitstop, Broughton in Furness.Screenshot_20180713-090312.jpg
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:24 AM

 

The second one, in Battle High street was a tiny Ford main agent until not so long ago. One of those ones that seemingly used to be present in every British town with a population of more than about twenty. Not sure when Ford pulled out but it was recently enough to have a late shape (2012ish on) Fiesta in the showroom. The oval 'Stiles' sign is just slapped over the Ford signage.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

As quite a few AS members are heading for the FotU this weekend, they might like to visit Buckingham's central petrol station: Ganderton's.

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There are some interesting old cars and motorcycles in the little showroom, including a Suzuki Whizzkid and a Lancia Fulvia.

 

The best feature though is that Ganderton's sells real, leaded 4 star. It's not cheap - I think it was about £1.85/litre when I last used it - but for a car that doesn't too many miles per year, the extra cost for filling the tank is probably reasonable relative to the time and cost of dealing with the valve seats...

 

It's attended service as well - a nice old-fashioned experience.

 

 


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

My best friend owns this little petrol station in the centre of Birmingham - Rea Bridge Garage. B12 (Highgate)

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:03 PM

Not my photo but stopped here last year when camping. Embleton near Alnwick. Chap still had his Unipart sign up with awards from the 90s.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:56 AM

Just gone through some of my archive and I found this:

 

17431314284_115dcd07db_c.jpgPetrol and diesel pumps in Sheringham, Norfolk (2015) by Matt, on Flickr

17433409563_765eb8ab0b_c.jpg'Total' petrol. Sheringham, Norfolk (2015) by Matt, on Flickr


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