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Did you know that Britain’s 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 me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed - Peter Sellers
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Battle of Marston Moor - 1644, Battle of Alford - 1645
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