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March 2012

This small photo has recently arrived in the post from a gentleman in Somerset who found it when he was clearing out his aunt's belongings.

Sed Service Station

I estimate it was taken in about the mid-1950's and is a photo of Sedlescombe Service Station, otherwise known as the "top garage" when it was a petrol station.

This prompted me to look out other old photos of this building. The first was given to me by a gentleman who lived in Sedlescombe, Frank Johnson and it was taken in 1988. By this time, a second storey had been added and the Shands, the family who ran the garage lived there. Q8 was the Petrol Company.

Sed Service Station 1988

The next two photographs I took in 1997 during the demolition of the building to make way for houses.

DemolitionDemolition

The yellow lorry belonged to Dennis Thomas who had bought the land and who built Eaton Walk. I remember Dennis discussing with me what the estate should be called. He finally decided on Eaton Walk because the small bungalow seen above during demolition was called Eaton Cottage. Mr Shand's mother lived in it.

Eaton Walk

This photo shows two of the houses subsequently built in Eaton Way in 2002.

 

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