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Trev_B 15 151 68 England
25 Apr 2012 5:56PM
I seem to remember it being 6/11d .... ohhhh happy days.

A nice detailed image Ann.... and a nostalgic trip down memory lane when all garages looked a bit like this.

Trev
marktc 12 101 15 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:01PM
a great image Ann, I really like this image. Nostalgia rules!
25 Apr 2012 6:04PM
A smashing image here Ann, and it really takes me back too. I reckon at the same time, a 45 (Single record) would've been about the same price Smile I remember them being 6/4d

John Smile
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:06PM

Quote:A smashing image here Ann, and it really takes me back too. I reckon at the same time, a 45 (Single record) would've been about the same price Smile I remember them being 6/4d

John Smile


Yes - I agree. I think the petrol was probably about 6/4d!!
Ann
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:08PM
A great capture ... saw one similar years ago near Lincoln
Thats the days when they served you petrol
nikshot 13 9 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:09PM
I had an old motor bike when I was eleven which I used to ride on farmland, at that time I remember the cheap stuff being 3/11d, and when my first car came along it was 4 Gallons for 1.

Great nostalgic shot and fond memories.

Nick
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:11PM
This is fantastic, great textures and colours of decay. Where on earth did you find it?
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2012 6:14PM
The good old days, Ann, now it's 2 euros (1.70) a LITRE here Sad. I remember those old pumps, nice memory. Carol
25 Apr 2012 6:19PM
Wonderful image Ann, brings back memoriesGrin

Len
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:26PM
Brilliant image. Takes me back. I remember getting 4 gallons for 1
Jim
Kendo77 13 1 England
25 Apr 2012 6:35PM
4/8d a gallon when I began
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:37PM

Quote:This is fantastic, great textures and colours of decay. Where on earth did you find it?

I found it in Ullapool (north west Scotland).
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
25 Apr 2012 6:39PM
Great reportage--- A marvelous bit of history!
Love this image!
J
SlowSong Plus
14 10.5k 30 England
25 Apr 2012 6:42PM
I love these fab old petrol pumps and garages. When men used to amble out and serve you then wipe their hands on dirty rags. And you could buy Esso Blue or Pink Paraffin too. Smile
Chris
CliffGreen 11 8 2 Scotland
25 Apr 2012 6:43PM
Great colours and texture. The rust worshipers will be pleased!
Cliff
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
25 Apr 2012 7:05PM
Ann,
I love this image -- urban decay is one of my favorite subjects. This shot is so well done -- great detail and a wonderful sky.
-=\Walter
PS -- You do realize that we Yanks have no idea how much a "bob" is worth but I get the idea. I remember as a kid seeing signs for gasoline at $0.23 per US Gallon. Now it is up to $4.00 per gallon.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 7:17PM
Everything gradually decaying, nature reclaiming her own. Visually very satisfying.
You'd have difficulty in explaining six bob to a lot of people this side of the Atlantic too now...
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 7:19PM
Happy Days indeed.
Looks like a National Benzole pump, which was the preferred brand in this household; I imagine it was swallowed up by one of the huge conglomerates without my noticing Sad
But then, my dad used to say that in his teens (mid-1920s) he could cycle from Fulham to Virginia Water at 6 a.m. without encountering another vehicle .. . . ... . .
Regards
Bill
Steve-T Plus
15 56 66 England
25 Apr 2012 7:20PM
I think there could be a whole panel of abstract rust shots from this pump! Steve
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 7:28PM
I love images like the Ann - excellent!

Ken
Alvar 15 23 2 France
25 Apr 2012 7:29PM
Great character in this image Ann. Well spotted.
Alvar
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
25 Apr 2012 7:41PM
Think you've struck oil with this one, AnnGrin. Of course, we couldn't afford a car so haven't got a clue how much petrol used to cost! And we used to drink tea out of a cracked cup....GrinGrinTongue

Dave
Like this.. Very evocative of another era.. Great rust texturing and Composition
Cor 13 Belgium
25 Apr 2012 7:58PM
Excellent . Maybe a try in mono also ? +++++
Cor.
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
25 Apr 2012 8:13PM
Excellent Ann - some wonderful colour and textures in that decay.
Brian.
derekhansen 14 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 8:17PM
Superb Ann. The air of decay and abandonment has been very well captured here. Your composition is excellent and the processing perfectly suited to the subject matter.
Derek
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 8:46PM

Quote:A smashing image here Ann, and it really takes me back too. I reckon at the same time, a 45 (Single record) would've been about the same price Smile I remember them being 6/4d

John Smile



Before I read this I was thinking I paid 6/4d for my first record. Funny what unimportant information we remember, and yet I still find it hard to remember my current pin numbers WinkWinkWink
Very well captured Ann
Helen
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
25 Apr 2012 8:49PM
Great shot with a character to it,if only the petrol pump could talk.
NettaSmile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
25 Apr 2012 11:03PM
An excellent bit of grot Ann.
And as a non driver,I could not tell you petrol prices.
But I remember well a pint of beer for under 2 bob !!
Mick.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
26 Apr 2012 12:04AM
Mick would remember the things that matter Smile
I love this shot, the angle is really well chosen.
And I can feel in my little finger that there are great things to come around that filling station. I have already spotted 28 small and one big lumps of rust.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:03AM
Wish it still cost that Ann
a great image and well presented
Lillian
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:23AM
A great image Ann, for its composition and jogging all the fine memories. Me I cannot remember petrol prices but the cost of my first shoes with 'princess' heels at 19/11d in white of courseSmileSmileSmile Carole
Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 8:47AM
Golly....Those were the days Smile Good manipulation on this image, like it a lot.

Ade
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
26 Apr 2012 11:07AM
A very fine and gritty blast from the past. That pump is a classic.
morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 11:19AM
Fantastic image Ann, gorgeous textures and tones, beautifully captured.

Hugh
26 Apr 2012 11:44AM
I'm sure that 30 pence was a lot back then Ann Wink You wouldn't get far on 30 P of petrol now. A couple of weeks ago I was being told about a guy getting a lift on a motorbike many years ago and the driver stopped and put 9d that's nine old pennies worth of petrol in his bike to get home. I really thought he was making it up.

I hope you didn't wait here for service too long?

Dougie
Richsr 15 91 223 England
26 Apr 2012 1:29PM
Certainly a vintage pump Ann, supprised it still there, Good details and rust too
Certainly remember 3 gallons and change from an old pound
Regards Richard
jonwebber 14 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 5:56PM
An absolute belter. One of my (primary) school teachers once complained at 3/11 a gallon, but he lived in the posh bit. I bought mine for 3/9, and it was five star.
posty57 14 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 10:51AM
Surely you can't be that old...did you P/S your thumbnail image ?...Wink) Superb nostalgic shot Ann. $4.00 a gallon and they complain....hahahahaha !

Barry
Hop-A-Long 15 52 1 England
29 Apr 2012 11:02AM
This is excellent, a passage to the past.

Andy
Niknut Plus
12 3.4k 82 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 12:18PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!....that's an old-'un !!

I can vaguely remember the old 'go-juice' at 3/6d a gallon in my early motorbike days (about 70cents for the 'Statesiders' !......4 dollars to the 1, back then !!!)
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 4:36PM
Oh those were the days. Bring 'em back fuelwise! Paul
ugly Plus
14 9 58 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 8:15AM
Just love it..
Back to the old days...
Nice tones and textures...
Great work...

Dave
KingBee Plus
16 561 2 Scotland
30 Apr 2012 8:52AM
How wonderfully nostalgic. Love it.

Regards.

Bob
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 8:56AM
wow, that is a blast from the past, great tones and textures

Linda
danbrann 18 640 17
30 Apr 2012 9:42AM
A cracker Ann and it has us all talking. It was 2/6 per Gall when I started.....I think.
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
30 Apr 2012 2:45PM
Such fantastic detail, Ann! I love the processing too. It's like one of those old mono nostalgic images which has been coloured Smile

I bet Mick almost swooned when he saw the rust in this Grin

Andrew
phil99 16 45 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 5:46PM
Superb shot excellently processed and of course captured . Remember 3 gallons for a pound I would think 1967perhaps ....Phil
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
30 Apr 2012 10:53PM
It's a good job Mikbee doesn't drive a motor of any description, it would never pass the MOT or be roadworthy, it would be a rust bucket no doubt! lol Grin

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