Spondon Garage in 1952

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.

Spondon Garage 1952And the attendants:


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  1. Linda Rainbow

    Great photos, Tim. Thank you for sharing. I have fond memories of going to Spondon Garage throughout the 60s and 70s with my dad, who always filled up there. Then, like you, in the early 80s when I was first driving. And now I’ve worked for BP for 27 years, so the photos have additional historic interest! How about that for brand loyalty?!

    Best wishes, Linda

  2. Amanda Allsopp

    My brother Russell Clarke worked there in the 60s & 70s and I worked at the Caravan Centre in the 70s. I remember lots of those who worked there – great memories.

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