Fortune Services Station

A service station with a long association with Laindon

Fortune Service Station

The current service station has had a number of face lifts since the early 1960’s but its origins go back to the late 1920’s when the A127 was built and the Parkinson brothers acquired the plot of land to build a garage to provide a service to the new passing trade.

The Garage after A127 was made a dual carriageway

This is as it was after 1936 when the A127 had been upgraded to a dual carriageway and shows that it was a traditional garage that carried out repairs as well as providing fuel

The Garage just after the A127 opened in the late 1920’s

This is the same view not long after the A127 was opened in 1925

There are other buildings in these last two photographs that will feature in future articles.

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  • I never found out how true it was, but remember getting told that a Vicar while driving a Bedford Dormobile, when on the roundabout, veered off the road and demolished one of the fuel pumps at the garage.

    By Brian Baylis (01/08/2011)

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