Thursday, 20 February 2014

A Venerable Petrol Pump


The last people to buy petrol from this venerable pump were Vic King and Mr Pillage, late of Guist in Norfolk. The year was 1978 and it was the morning of the 21st of August - a sunny morning with blue skies and the sound of skylarks singing distantly. 


Two hours and twenty one minutes after this purchase Vic King and Mr Pillage terminated their longstanding friendship following an irreconcilable difference about dating evidence in vernacular medieval buildings.  This wasn't the first relationship to end on the jagged rocks of such pernickerty disputations and it certainly won't be the last. Egad!


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