The scene is strangely familiar, yet different and dated. This is the entrance to Asda Petrol Station in Blantyre taken from just before Logan Street in 1983. The ESSO Petrol Station had a central kiosk, long before the days of paying at the pump. Petrol looks to be 45.5p per litre and you’ll notice the […]
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Blantyre’s First Petrol Station?
I think I may have uncovered evidence of Blantyre’s first petrol station. The Hamilton Advertiser commented on 30th May 1914 that a “Mr. Anderson, The Wheel, Blantyre had just erected a suitable place for the storing of petrol or shell spirit, the largest portion of which was placed below ground level.” Owing to restrictions imposed […]
Kathy Brown at Hasties, 1962
Completing our look at Hastie’s Farm and the fantastic information Lon McIlwraith has provided. Bob Brown’s wife Kathy, uniform and all, serving petrol in the forecourt of his National petrol station outside Hastie’s! The photo is stamped January 1962 on the reverse. The glass office is in the background. Lon added, “Later a flat […]