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Penman



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mikeC
If you ctrl+ you will seethat the upright next to the pump looks like a piece if "I" section girder. Perhaps it was a gate post at some time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
Gmaps doesn't provide any links.
https://goo.gl/maps/H8MruXefBW12
But Old Maps shows it as Fowlers Farm
https://goo.gl/maps/H8MruXefBW12


Although there is a building on the old map it doesn't align with the existing structure but could well be the "wooden cart-house" mentioned below

Quote from The Guarlford Story


"In early days, Fowler’s Farm provided the only garage in the area. This was quite a change for a farm that for many years had swept the board with prizes for heavy horses. The doors of the old wooden cart-house behind the garage used to be covered with prize certificates on the inner side. I called there for petrol in a 1934 Austin 7 once. Mr. Cooper Bladder who served me said, “How much - a pint?"  But I actually refuelled at that pump (shown on page 94 of “The Guarlford Story”)
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Below Google 2008


It was there in 1940



From: http://englishbuildings.blogspot.ca/2014/

Pumpery

By the side of a road a few miles outside elegant, hilly Malvern, in the flat country between the villages of Guarlford and Rhydd, is this small corrugated-iron building, now partly surrounded by grass, weeds, and elderberries. Driving past many times, I took it to be a farm outbuilding, but then I noticed the way it faces right on to the road and the presence of a very old petrol pump at one corner. There’s an enamel warning sign about the dangers of petroleum spirit too, its red lettering still clear against a white background, now partly obscured by the elder. I assume, then, that this was once a small garage, supplying fuel to cars on the way to and from Malvern and also to vehicles associated with the neighbouring farm.* Like so many early garages and pumps, it is right by the roadside (the tarmac is just out of shot), so that the motorist had just to stop and refuel. Since Malvern is the home of the Morgan Motor Company, I have mental images of early three-wheelers and 4/4s pulling up…

In 1927, as car ownership increased in Britain, the Roadside Petrol Pumps Act was passed, giving local councils the power to licence petrol pumps. To start with, these pumps were hand-cranked, but by 1930, electric pumps were being installed on roadsides. World War II brought petrol rationing and the demise of many rural garages, but once the post-war period of austerity was over, there was a steady increase in car ownership again and many new purpose-built garages and filling stations were built. More and more, these were substantial buildings with proper forecourts, on to which one pulled, and eventually safety considerations meant that the old roadside pumps disappeared. The occasional survivor, either rusty like this one or more consciously preserved, remains to remind us of a very different era of motoring.

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*And since this is an assumption, I’d be very interested to hear from anyone who knows more about the history of this building.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter
Well done for finding all that from so far away.
Just goes to show that we aren't the only people fascinated by vehicles and commercial/industrial archaeology etc.
I might keep a link to the englishbuildings blog site.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess there wasn't an under ground tank and the tank behind the pump in Peter's 2008 photo was the supply, now gone in the present day photo.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My father had the Ford dealership right in the middle of Fareham, next to Trinity Church. Esso pumps on the pavement and petrol storage right under the showroom. He sold it for development in 1959 because the council were on his back on safety grounds. I remember as a nipper sitting on the pumps waving my flag and the Queen and Philip passed by. it was called Croker and Farrell.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
.................... passed by. it was called Croker and Farrell.
Not THE Charlie Croker ! Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Just found this one, from 1972, in Stockport.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/tt604

Edit.
Click on High Res Left side under caption.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
Just found this one, from 1972, in Stockport.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/tt604


I struggled to spot them at first. I assume they at the left side of the photo. Another interesting facet is that vehicles stopping to fill up will be occupying the bus stop area if I'm interpreting the photo correctly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Sorry, should have said click on the High Res button, left side under the caption, they are actually on the side road and vehicles at the pumps are probably interfering with emerging vehicles.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a couple in Bala:



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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Sorry, should have said click on the High Res button, left side under the caption, they are actually on the side road and vehicles at the pumps are probably interfering with emerging vehicles.


Thanks Penman. Not much evidence today. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
This has just cropped up on SCT61
http://www.sct61.org.uk/sd382 use the Hi-Res button for the best view.

Steetview is still ID'able but no pumps etc now.
https://goo.gl/maps/HuvoXz558UT2
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
This picture cropped up in our local paper yesterday.

I can't figure why the Hotel or Garage business would want weighing scales outside.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a road side petrol station in Somerton, in Somerset. I dont recall it when it was open but even up to the last couple years the pumps were still there, pumps from the 40's.
The area has of course now been redeveloped, although I still think a pump is at the roadside.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Langport Rd. by any chance?
2009 and the off road pum bases are still there as well as the road side pump, (well most of it anyway)
https://goo.gl/maps/jDcyYE2XTmo
2015 now only the roadside puimp.
https://goo.gl/maps/8zhWYXcfZcN2
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