IMO Carwash

Who remembers the IMO carwash at the top of Forrest Street? I’m struggling to work out when this was built, but looking at the lack of growth and trees in this photo and the fact  carwash was only 70p, it’s probably older than I thought.

IMO to this day still operates through a Network of 800 sites across 12 European countries and Australia, washing over 30m cars every year. Founded in Germany in 1965 the IMO brand expanded to include over 320 sites in Germany, 260 in the UK and over 200 sites throughout the rest of Europe. Since IMO began they have washed over 800m cars, enough to stretch to the moon and back 5 times!

Today, this is the home of Andy’s Tyres and Alfie’s Carwash. Can you tell me when Blantyre IMO was built and when it packed up?


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