SO9511 : Granny's Pumps

taken 7 years ago, near to Elkstone, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Granny's Pumps
Granny's Pumps
This stretch of the old A417 became a layby when the road was upgraded to a dual carriageway. You can see one of the old cat's-eyes still in the road (bottom right). Until the early 1960's there was a petrol station here, (near where the toilet block now stands) kept by an elderly lady. The pumps were hand operated. This remnant of the old road is named 'Granny's Pumps' on the map, after her. (Thanks to Mr. Fred Sheppard for this information.)

On the left is a well-camouflaged radio mast, which is not marked on the map. It's a great place for lorry drivers to take our lunch breaks, especially in the summer, when it's cool and shady.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9587 1194 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.3650N 2:3.6782W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9594 1184
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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