The main shopping centre in 1907

Station Road, Portslade, 1907
From the private collection of Bob Carden

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  • Hi, does any one out there remember Vine & Lees Garage at 19-22 Station Road, located where Tescos entrance now stands? I joined the company in 1966, my first job on leaving school. Also there were Les Goatcher, Ray Way and later brother Phil, Chris Howard, Cecil Peters, George Greenfield, John Player, Greg Daws, Jim the workshop manager, Joan in the office, Stan in the wash bay, Susan Gander up in the office, Les Hastings in the body shop, and many more the names of which I cannot remember. Can anybody else comment and has any one any photos?

    By Ken Barrington (28/11/2009)
  • I remember well Vine and Lees garage. I think this was where the petrol lines were on high poles so as to fill cars with petrol without obstructing the people wishing to pass. I believe there were apple trees behind the garage and it was a spot where local lads including myself used to scrump some apples.

    By Dave Broad (14/07/2010)

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