ID ML2015_010_L59 Article from Mersea Museum

TitleMemory Lane - Underwoods Garage
Abstract

Underwoods Garage in Kingsland Road closed on the 1st October 2015. It was built in the 1930s when Philip Underwood moved his business from East Mersea.

The first photograph is from the Brian Jay collection, courtesy of the Underwood family. This is the original Underwoods Garage in East Mersea and the picture dates from 1926 when the garage was thriving. It carried on with other owners until about 1950.

The second photograph is from John Hadley and shows the Kingsland Road garage in around 1960. The petrol was four shillings and tuppence a gallon for Shell Mex and the better stuff with ICA (Ignition Control Additive - remember that?) was four shillings and eightpence.

From Mersea Life October 2015, Local page 59.

SourceMersea Museum
IDML2015_010_L59
Related Images:
 Underwood's Garage. In the picture are Fred Oppezzo and Jacky Wenlock. Austin Van 5467EV. Shell Mex petrol is 4/2 a gallon (4 shillings and 2 pence) and with ICA (Ignition Control Additive) is 4/8 a gallon.
 Photograph published in Mersea Life October 2015.  HAD01_030
ImageID:   HAD01_030
Title: Underwood's Garage. In the picture are Fred Oppezzo and Jacky Wenlock. Austin Van 5467EV. Shell Mex petrol is 4/2 a gallon (4 shillings and 2 pence) and with ICA (Ignition Control Additive) is 4/8 a gallon.
Photograph published in Mersea Life October 2015.
Date:c1960
Source:Mersea Museum / John Hadley Collection


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