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not sure of the History of this one, but IIRC its close to Lochearnhead. This photo dates from about 2006, but I think I recall noticing that it was un-changed when I was up there last year.
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This is the last place I worked at before I left Brum in the 1960s although this picture was taken some time later. The pumps when I was there were the old tall ones selling gallons, about seven of them including five star petrol and Esso Blue paraffin.
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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 10:58
not sure of the History of this one, but IIRC its close to Lochearnhead. This photo dates from about 2006, but I think I recall noticing that it was un-changed when I was up there last year.Image
Whenever I see garages like that, I always wonder just how long it would take me to fill them with interesting bits of engineering :lol:

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bobins wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 11:17
Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 10:58
not sure of the History of this one, but IIRC its close to Lochearnhead. This photo dates from about 2006, but I think I recall noticing that it was un-changed when I was up there last year.Image
Whenever I see garages like that, I always wonder just how long it would take me to fill them with interesting bits of engineering :lol:
Geograph has a couple of pics......was for sale in 2012 and was still up for sale in 2016 :-D Must admit I prefer the delapidated garage to any redevelopment but that one in Manor Road is an exception. The redevelopment is stunning.

Derelict building for sale in Lochearnhead
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The Beeb have seen what you are up to and jumped on the bandwagon

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myglaren wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 15:36
The Beeb have seen what you are up to and jumped on the bandwagon
Nice gallery, I'll nick the one with the leaf and the solar panel for the leccy vehicles thread!

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I've seen the 'EW Griffiths" Garage at Llanrug, and am fairly sure I've posted a similar picture here to the one the Beeb have used... could even be mine, but am not gonna scour my Archives to be sure

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Ah the beauty of rusty corrugated iron and flaking old paint
Ah the beauty of rusty corrugated iron and flaking old paint
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I do like an old garage, and this is a striking one. Surely none of the pumps are working but the price on the board isnt as out of date as I would have expected. In some ways it is refreshing to see what appears to be a dilapidated garage on a big site without having already been converted into some anonymous residential development, or being fenced off with for sale notices up for a development site.

No doubt there is a story why this has not happened, as a petrol and service station site its had its day. Looks like it could well be residential with the garage but no outward signs of inhabitation.

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Willowbridge Service Station - lots about that on google/images.
Not to be confused with Willowbrook Riding School, of Thelwell fame.

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white exec wrote:
22 Aug 2020, 21:27
Willowbridge Service Station - lots about that on google/images.
Not to be confused with Willowbrook Riding School, of Thelwell fame.
Thanks Chris, you know curiousity won't let me leave Willlowbridge Service Station before I have had a bit of a delve!

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I only stopped for a quick picture as we were running a bit behind schedule so this time it looks like I missed out on a decent mooch around.
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Willow bridge Service Station pricey diesel free iron oxide (Dec 16th 2015)

"Yet visitors to the Willow Bridge Service Station are treated to a collection of dilapidated cars and rotting caravans scattered around the property."
What joy!

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This was my local garage in the '50's, new them quite well. Jack Kemsley used to do the Monte Carlo rally every year.

There is https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/4844 ... lls-plug/a good video on youtube about the Maidstone Rootes garage.

My wife worked for a Rootes garage in Sevenoaks in the '60's.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Aug 2020, 21:49
I only stopped for a quick picture as we were running a bit behind schedule so this time it looks like I missed out on a decent mooch around.
Bit of info and pictures here
Willow bridge Service Station pricey diesel free iron oxide (Dec 16th 2015)
"Yet visitors to the Willow Bridge Service Station are treated to a collection of dilapidated cars and rotting caravans scattered around the property."
What joy!

Regards Neil
Looks like a possible bonus for our Stroll Neil, is it anywhere near the proposed route? :)

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Peter.N. wrote:
23 Aug 2020, 09:33
This was my local garage in the '50's, new them quite well. Jack Kemsley used to do the Monte Carlo rally every year.

There is https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/4844 ... lls-plug/a good video on youtube about the Maidstone Rootes garage.

My wife worked for a Rootes garage in Sevenoaks in the '60's.
the link doesnt work Peter should be this

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/4844 ... ulls-plug/

and here's half an hour of "one of the most impressive art deco showrooms..."in the world!"


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