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City Views: Filton
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Picture credits: Martyn Hicks

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Jim Spratt
In 1968 I lived in Mortimer rd and ran the tyre section at the Welch & co garage on Gloucester rd Filton, [it used to be the old Co-op garage about 300yds on the bristol side of the big round-A-bout].When the government bought in the new min 2mm tyre tread depth in April 68 the panic to get new or remoulded tyers fitted caused traffic que's for 500yrds and a wait of several hours to have them fitted.More than a few words were exchanged when some people tried to jump the que by driving onto the forcourt for petrol and then trying to drive into the tyre fitting bays. Anyway since 1970 I have lived and now [retyred?]in Rockingham Western Australia. Thanks for the great website - Jim Spratt in the land down under.

Picture 8 is the old Filton Station.

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