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May 2016: South Downs National Park

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Did you know that Britainís first self service petrol station opened in November 1961 on the south end of Southwark Bridge? The very first fuel-only (as opposed to repairs) garage was opened by the AA in 1920, at Aldermaston. Petrol, by the way, only entered our vocabulary in 1870, strangely a trade name of a company called Carless Refining who coined the word for a solvent used, among other applications, to treat nits.

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Famous Southwark people:

George Brown
John Stainer
Michael Faraday
Sian Williams
Thomas Girtin

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There is no real wealth but the labor of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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On this day:
Hillary climbs Everest - 1953, Man Utd Win 1st English European Cup - 1968, Heysel Stadium Disaster - 1985
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