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I remember them, were they down Station Rd in GX?
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http://fairthorpe.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html
 
From what I have found they were in Gerrards Cross before they moved to Denham.
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The picture on the blogsite is of Chalfont St Peter not GX... its taken from the old Dells garage site which is now Budgens/Wally's..

The mock tudor woodwork is the giveaway...

http://g.co/maps/zrxca

GX is a completely different style..

I can't seem to find a picture on-line of the garage but its in those Audrey books..

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Fairthorpe cars started in Chalfont St Peter 1954

In 1961 the company moved to Gerrards Cross

and in 1964 Moved to Denham

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Originally posted by JohnohUK JohnohUK wrote:

The picture on the blogsite is of Chalfont St Peter not GX... its taken from the old Dells garage site which is now Budgens/Wally's..

The mock tudor woodwork is the giveaway...

http://g.co/maps/zrxca

GX is a completely different style..

I can't seem to find a picture on-line of the garage but its in those Audrey books..

 
Dell's garage was in the High Street to the left of where the library is.
 
The Fairthorpe site was where Budgens now is. They weren't there for very long, the factory burnt to the ground, some fire it was as well.
 
If you zoom in on the photo in the blog it was directly opposite 6 Market Place (Chalfont Glass?)
 
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doo... ur right...i've got a very sketchy memory of the pre-budgens site... but can picture Dell's ...where those offices are now... ( from ur post a while back)...

http://www.chalfontstpeter.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4731



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It used to be a Nissan main dealer and petrol station - I remember walking back from school and watching the attendant jumping out and dispensing the petrol for you - he later became our postman! I think it was the last in the local area to do that - the Volvo garage never used to (tesco express).
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Originally posted by watsy watsy wrote:

It used to be a Nissan main dealer and petrol station - I remember walking back from school and watching the attendant jumping out and dispensing the petrol for you - he later became our postman! I think it was the last in the local area to do that - the Volvo garage never used to (tesco express).



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