Hand colored photo from the 1930's Original title: The Teesdale Garage Address: Hucknall Road, Nottingham, UK Photographer: Unknown
Welcome to the Teesdale Garage, a historic establishment that first opened its doors in 1929. This remarkable venture was brought to life by Vic Claney, a driven entrepreneur who, at the young age of 21, embarked on this journey with the invaluable support of his father's 250 pounds (UK) investment. Joining forces with Cyril Bogue, Vic turned their shared vision into a flourishing business that endured for nearly 80 years, until its closure on July 7th, 2006. Throughout its operation, the Teesdale Garage proudly held the distinction of being Nottingham's oldest garages, leaving an indelible mark on the local automotive landscape.
I liked this image as it had an Americana look to it, despite the fact we are in Europe. There wasn't a lot to go on, other than the history. The Shellmex pumps, I think are pumps from something else and they re-used them. They didn't match any pump I could find. Shellmex had either green or red pumps, green matched that gray scale better. The other one had yellow pumps. I like the off balance of color.
The truck, probably was dark blue or black. But a filter was used on this image, in that magenta came out white, that logo on the back of the truck is a break down ambulance sign, took me a while to track that down, and the letters are a magenta color. But keeping the truck black or dark, wouldn't let it jump off the screen, and it could have been red as I found other trucks that were red.
I cloned out the hose on the left and removed a tire from behind the guy, as it was distracting.
July 1st, 2023
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