James Burdon writes:
I can't find any photos of garage forecourt attendants, but you might like the attached scans of an old advert and an Esso petrol pump. It's a long time since they looked like this!I'll try, James! Thanks a bundle for the pix, I remember Esso Blobs too - heads like oil droplets, and after the Tiger In Your Tank campaign came out they started selling "tiger tails" you could hang round your petrol filler cap so it looked like it was coming out of the tank!
I worked in a petrol station aged 16 and it reminded me of it when I saw your reference to Red-Ex! (on my Nostalgia web site - John) I found your blog and enjoyed it. People take themselves too seriously these days.
Keep up the good work.