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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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I hate publicity, and I have contrived to survive to be an old woman without it, except in the homey atmosphere of Agricultural Shows - Beatrix Potter
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On this day:
First Met Officer Killed on Duty - 1830, Queen Victoria crowned - 1838, Signing of the Treaty of Versailles - 1919
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