London Road, Cowplain

London Road, Cowplain. Picture:
London Road, Cowplain. Picture:
One of the  more unusual rafts competing in the race was this Volkswagen Beetle

THIS WEEK IN 1975: ‘Water-beetle’ seen on Southsea beach

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This is London Road, Cowplain, in an undated picture, but which looks remarkably like the early 1960s.

Note the chap in the white coat on Wadhams’ forecourt – these were the days when your tank was refilled for you.