Kedron Park Service Station

Taken in 1992 by my Grandfather. This was an Independant Service Station owned and run from 1932 by a branch of my family. It eventually closed when the land was resumed by council to widen Lutwyche Rd.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 10th June 2007, This photo: 4:11pm

Previous Photo: Brisbane Town Hall

Comments

  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    What a bloody shame David. Glad you have the photograph. My Grandad used to own a Golden Fleece servo in Melbourne many moons ago...but he was an old mongrel LOL.
  • David de Groot said:
    It was a tough job being an independent servo amongst all the big players. I'm sure they were sad to see it go, but also relieved. But yeah, always good to come across these old photos :)
  • Bwoose said:
    Great pic, thanks. I had forgotten what that corner looked like and it took awhile before the memory came back. The little old servo up in kedron where Wow is came back to mind first.The 2nd pic of the corner really helped to jog the memory
  • David de Groot said:
    I couldn't honestly say I remember the spot personally, as I rarely went over to that part of town.
    I do recall the service station across the road from Brookside on Osborne Rd was owned and run by a long time friend of my Grandfather, who closed up shop around the same time due to the petrol price wars and big oil squeezing out the little independant operators.
    A medical clinic was going to open up on the site but it's been dormant for many many years now, just an empty building "decorated" by the local delinquents.
  • tuxcomputers said:
    I took photos of that servo opposite Brookside when I was out there the other week.
  • KPSS1 said:
    Hi David, great photo ! I think that's my brother in the light blue shirt and my dad (A.F.SYMONS) is pulling the BP Pump apart ! Any chance you can send me the pic so I can blow it up to work out who all the other people are ? Also curious how we are related ??? I've got hundreds of old pics.
    Craig Symons.
  • David de Groot said:
    KPSS1 - Hi Craig, I've sent you an email with what I've got, etc.
  • KPSS1 said:
    Not recieved, I have sent an email to your business address.
  • KPSS1 said:
    Got it