Monday, September 30, 2013
Crichton's Service Station, Johnsonville, 1929
This pic, attributed to Neils Peter Brown, shows the base of the Crichton's Bus Service which operated between Johnsonville and Wellington. It was on on the west side of Johnsonville Road about where the entrance to the Johnsonville Shopping Mall now is.
The service station, in common with most in that era, sold different brands of fuel and oil - Shell, Texaco, Big Tree, Atlantic and Castrol.
The centre vehicle is a 'service car' with the destination of "Chateau", a reference to Chateau Tongoriro in the volcanic plateau.
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