Texaco Petrol Station, Greenford Road

The summer is definitely over – it poured with rain today. The sight of a petrol station on a night like this one must be comforting for drivers. Some now have quite large shops attached to them, like this branch of the Co-op. This is alongside William Perkins Court and I think there must have been a petrol station here from the early days of motoring as it was quite common for hotels to have one close by.

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2 thoughts on “Texaco Petrol Station, Greenford Road

  1. Ted Drawneek on said:

    I think the petrol station wasn’t built until the early 1970’s (and then it wasn’t Texaco). There was the Oldfield Hotel, then just grass.

    • I could have sworn I’d read something about an early petrol station but it might have been at the Bridge Hotel. It’s strange that something fairly significant to the history of local transport hasn’t been recorded.

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