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Fuelling the Motoring Age

By Nick Evans

9780750991490

ISBN: 9780750991490

Published: 01-11-2019


Fuelling the Motoring Age

By Nick Evans

ISBN: 9780750991490

Published: 01-11-2019

About This Book

Petrol stations have been with us for 100 years. They have become etched on countless rural and industrial landscapes, sometimes blending in with their surroundings, and often becoming a linchpin of the communities they serve. Men, or women, often clad in slightly oily overalls, would fill up your car’s tank, wipe the windscreen and even check the oil for you. Football coins, Green Shield stamps, soup bowls or wine glasses might be handed over to keep your custom – all in the days when a single £1 note was enough to buy 100 miles worth of happy motoring. This vivid, illustrated history takes the reader on a journey from collecting a two-gallon can at the local ironmonger’s to filling up on the forecourt, and on to the possibility of not using petrol at all.

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