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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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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it - George Orwell
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Charles I beheaded - 1649, Cromwell’s Corpse Executed - 1661, First Lifeboat launched - 1790, Winston Churchill's Funeral - 1965, Beatles Rooftop Finale - 1969, Bloody Sunday - 1972, First Newsnight - 1980
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