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Richardson's Garage, Pease Pottage
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Richardson's Garage, Pease Pottage

Here is a view of Richardson's garage from the south. The sign says “Give me Castrol every time”. It occurs to me that oil brands are not advertised at filling stations any more, but is was very common in those days to have to top up the oil level on a weekly basis. The very large sign was not wholly fixed to the wall of a building it was on the roof! Click on Large Version to see view from the other side. Methinks its target audience were the pilot and passengers coming in to land at Gatwick.
Around that time the garage was operated by the Richardson family who specialised in the repair and sale of MG sports cars. In the 1960s the garage buildings were demolished to make way for the spendid modern Jet garage selling the cheapest motor fuel in the area.
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Picture added on 19 June 2012 at 15:11
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This was the Stadium Garage intil 1956/9. It sold Esso petrol and there was a outside service bay, located by the hedge.
A new roof was fitted over the workshops during the winter of, I believe, 1954/5.
It was a cold place to work!
Added by Brian Streeter. on 27 April 2014
I bought an MGA 1600 FHC there in 1960. The reg was 6256 MH.
It was a pale blue which I resprayed white. I recall Richardsons were THE place to buy MGs. I paid £195.
I drove it for a couple of years - with the attendant petrol fumes in the cabin and the doubtful brakes.
I enjoyed it.
Added by William Burrows on 29 November 2017
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