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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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George Brown
John Stainer
Michael Faraday
Sian Williams
Thomas Girtin

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes. - Oscar Wilde
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Mary, Queen of Scots is executed - 1587, Brit Patents Vacuum Cleaner - 1901, First Episode of Grange Hill - 1978, Shergar kidnapped - 1983
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