The first Total petrol stations in the United Kingdom will be open and selling French petrol to the British motorist in the next few days.
CU Welcome sign
CU Total sign
GV Garage, Mr Redmond with group opens garage
Staff look on
General scenes on opening (nothing visual)
Rolls arrives, is filled up with Total
Lucky customer wins hamper
Hamper arrives, car drives off.
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Background: The first Total petrol stations in the United Kingdom will be open and selling French petrol to the British motorist in the next few days. A new station at Bushey Heath was opened Dec 1, and motorists arriving at secret pre-selected times were given Christmas hampers including French champagne.
Mr C.G.Redman, General Manager of Total Oil Products (G.B.) said that within a year more than one hundred Total stations would be in operation in Britain.
A feature of the new station is the new Vacmobile machine - a vacuum cleaner - for the use of customers who want to clean out the interiors of their cars after filling up.