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Brookmans Park Motors – a history

Photograph of Greenleaf's garage and the Swan Hotel in the 1960s. Image by B.H. Warne, digitised by Mike Allen
Greenleaf's garage and the Swan Hotel in the 1960s
Image from B.H. Warne, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
When Gordon Simmons started work as ‘a young lad’ at the Swan Garage, Bell Bar, North Mymms, a gallon of petrol cost almost eight shillings (38p). The year was 1938.

46 years later Gordon wrote about working for Brookmans Park Motors for the Chancellor’s Community Newsletter’s September 1985 issue. In the article he looked back at motoring in the area through the war years and up to the 80s. It’s been reproduced here with permission of the publisher. To view each page of the article hover over the image then climck on the pop out button top right.

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