Thanks to Ian Powers for sending in a photo of the old Burnetts Garage …I was hoping someone would have a photo of this old place.
Located on the corner of Birkenhead Road and Sandringham Avenue, opposite Deneshey Road, this old garage must have been around until sometime in the 80’s. There is a petrol station on the site now of course.
Here’s a photo of Burnett & Co Garage opposite the cottage hospital. I took them some time in the 80s.
It was there in the 50’s, and used to serve petrol (Mobil â€“ I cadged a prancing horse key ring from the man). The pumps had cantilever arms which swung over the pavement to fill the cars as they stood in the road. The road surface was re-laid in the early 50s with proper tarmac compressed by a Barber Greene machine. However they refused to do the area in front of Burnettâ€™s as that bit of road was considered to be used for commercial purposes and I guess Burnett & Co refused to pay. (Later road treatments just seemed to be spraying everywhere with tar and throwing loose chippings on top â€“very bad news for your paintwork!)
Was it always a garage?