It was at the top of Claude Road as it turns west and is an odd place to site a petrol pump. I remember it well and vaguely used to wonder why it was there. My photograph dates from 1972 and the pump was still there twenty or so years later until the bit of land behind the pump was developed into a row of houses in what is now Rainbow Close. Before that it was just a bit of open land and I guess was the site of either a garage or small builder’s yard. Now the Egerton and Lloyd estates had not permitted industrial development here in Chorlton but there were plenty of small areas given over to the working of local craftsmen which will feature in more detail tomorrow, so it maybe that our pump served just such an enterprise.
Picture; Street furniture on Claude Road, 1972, m58833, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass