Cliff Ton

Disappearing Petrol Stations

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Robbie    3

I can't quite get my bearings on the position. Was there a pub next to the bus terminal? or am I thinking of another terminal?

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Robbie    3

Thanks Catfan, it's all clear now I do remember the terminal, just wished I photographed it.

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catfan    8,970

That pub has now been demolished.

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Bilbraborn    1,563

A lot have been shoved out by supermarkets. I remember all the freebies. Those red and white mugs, cups and saucers and storage jars from Mobil, and all the booze glasses from Texaco. We still have some of these.

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catfan    8,970

Trinkets or cheaper petrol ? Your choice !

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TBI    1,841

What about the Esso tigers tail though. The must-have accessory for the scooter boys.

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catfan    8,970

Green Shield Stamps.

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Karlton    578

Anyone remember the petrol pump station at the bottom of Carlton hill about where the shell garage is now it doubled up as a blacksmits the old man used to shoe horses there, petrol then was a bout 3\9pence a gallon

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# 148 #149 and #150

Many thanks for bringing back great memories. In 1966 my dad bought a white Morris 1100 from Morkel and Carnill for £700! I loved it. It had a bright red interior. Mum wanted blue, dad wanted green and I wanted red so we had white! In 1973 dad got a new Wolseley 1300 and I had the Morris 1100. I kept it until it was 13 years old and was heartbroken when it developed a hole so you could see the road and it had to go. Dad's Wolseley was brillian and it went like fire! It is ironic that the garage ended up as a Saab dealership. We love Saabs. Such a shame they stopped making them.

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Cliff Ton    5,649

# 148 #149 and #150 Many thanks for bringing back great memories.

I had to go back and see what you were referring to !

I remember those buildings later being a Saab dealership; I have a slight interest there because I had a couple of Saabs (not at the same time) in the mid-70s when the main dealer was Nattriss on Woodborough Road.

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ceeaych    7

Hello Ged Ling

I remember the Plains Motor Company, but weren't they along Mapperley Top near the Tree Tops (like you mentioned)? My memories of the old Sytner place are that it was on the site near the Plainsman pub (or whatever it may be called now). Unless I'm getting my garages mixed up

Before your time, Trevor Perkins was involved in a car business called Dean and Perkins (with a Mr Dean, can't remember the first name) and they were on the site at the top of Woodborough Road which is now occupied by Nottingham Autopark.

Nigel Dean...

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ceeaych    7

Bulwell Motor Company, Piccadilly Bulwell, now sadly gone. So has the Piccadilly Club to the left. Also had a petrol pump outside with an enormous hose to reach the road.

We finished a late shift on the buses & then into the club for a few beers !

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I remember when one of Teds sons,Ross I think came to get fuel from our garage on St Albans Road (after they`d stopped selling) in his recovery truck...they used to do all the accidents recoverys for the Police...Whilst leaving the pump on autofill,I took a look in the wrecked car on the back to see to my horror a foot,still in the shoe that had been missed by the police and ambulance service...we quickly called 999 and they came very quickly to go and try and reunite it with it footless owner..

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catfan    8,970

Footloose & Fancy Free eh !

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Cliff Ton    5,649

One which I don't remember but I must've seen it when it was there. Chapel Bar Garage. roughly at the bottom of what is now Tollhouse Hill.

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I remember when one of Teds sons,Ross I think came to get fuel from our garage on St Albans Road (after they`d stopped selling) in his recovery truck...they used to do all the accidents recoverys for the Police...Whilst leaving the pump on autofill,I took a look in the wrecked car on the back to see to my horror a foot,still in the shoe that had been missed by the police and ambulance service...we quickly called 999 and they came very quickly to go and try and reunite it with it footless owner..

I remember when Ted Williams had Regency garage on Station Rd in Carlton -- we all took our bikes there for MOT -- he always looked after us.

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Great shot Cliff,my old stomping ground,above the roof of the Escort van,you could by narrow st.access to Rose&thistle pub and a great nearly new shop.

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crankypig    345

Was apprenticed to a small family run garage at the bottom of Sneinton road (Claringburn and Codd) in the late 60's early 70's that used to have the boom type petrol/diesel pipes that swung over the footpath to reach the road side, upstairs to the garage apart from the office was a spares room that had all sorts of rare and wonderful bits in it such as old sized tyres (1910 dated), wooden motor car wheels, old fashioned carriage/car lamps with wicks and some very old ledger books full of info dating back to the early 1900's when the place sold and repaired motor cycles and cycles, wish I had kept some of that stuff

Rog

Plant fit 107874,Ok,I know we are supposed to be talking notts,but they have one of those petrol filling stations where the pipes swing over the footpath at wainfleet,on the way to Skegness ,first time I've seen one,I reckon it was still in use about 3years ago,

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Cliff Ton    5,649

For once, the trend is reversed. This site on Lenton Boulevard had been a car wash for many years, although it originally started life as a petrol station. Within the last few months it's stopped being a car wash and gone back to being a petrol station.

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radfordred    2,426

That one in Ruddington still there? 

 

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Commo    802

Fraid not R/R, the public loos have gone as well and now replaced with apartments believe it or not!  The Victoria Tavern opposite is still going strong though.

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Cliff Ton    5,649

Also, behind the photographers left shoulder in that Ruddington photo, there used to be a petrol station which was also a Ford dealer. The site is now a factory.

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