A time when even petrol was cheap

Fratton Bridge garage in the 1960s
Fratton Bridge garage in the 1960s
Signal box - The bleak and isolated siting of the Idsworth signal box illustrates the loneliness of the signalman's lot

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Time runs out on the lonely reign of a signal box man

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A gallon of two-star please, Mister!

This little chap is determined to switch from pedal-power to horse-power at the Fratton Bridge Garage which was serving National petrol at the time, the early 1960s.

In 1960 petrol was four and sevenpence halfpenny a gallon (23p) a gallon.