If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’ve been working my way through my father’s photographs and digitising them. I’m currently working through some large format negatives dated 1951 & 1952 – some of the oldest in the collection.
These pictures show Spondon Garage on Nottingham Road in 1952. Established in 1925, the garage was demolished a decade or so ago, along with the corner shop you can see on the right-hand side of the picture and Lloyds Bank (out of shot, to the left). It’s now housing. I remember Spondon Garage as being one of the last in the area that offered attended service. As recently as the 1980s I can remember filling my car up there after I’d first learned to drive, but was still unsure about how to put petrol in it.