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    Super cute petrol station - the first "of its kind" in Britain.

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    Item title reads: "Roadside petrol supply station. The first of its kind in Gt. Britain proves great boon to motorists."

    Aldermaston, Berkshire (now West Berkshire)

    Possibly filmed in Woolhampton, near Aldermaston.

    GV Roadway camera pan round with car as it enters garage. CU AA man filling car which prominently displays an AA badge on radiator. Panning shot as car leaves garage.

    Looks like this petrol station is in the middle of nowhere. It is SO CUTE! It is a little shack with a roof over it. The petrol attendant looks very smart indeed.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:53:00 / 01:43:48:00
    G 648

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  1. historygirl1 says

    Your description of film ID: 206.29 identifies it as being located in Aldermaston Essex. This is inaccurate. The correct location is Bath Road, Aldermaston Berkshire. The rail bridge just seen in the background as the car pulls up to the filling station is just west of Aldermaston railway station. It is now no longer visible from the Bath road because of trees and hedges lining the road. Today, a bus stop is situated approximately where the filling station once stood.

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