29 May 2010


In Penybontfawr, Powys, is the Bethania Service Station, featured in an article in the May issue of Classic Bike, about the death of independent filling stations. The three Beckmeter pumps in front of the garage have not been in use since 2007. The owner, John Evans, confirmed what had been said in the magazine piece: small independents can no longer afford the cost of wholesale petrol, forced out by the branded chains and supermarkets. The garage is still in the car repair and MOT business, but trade must be thin on the ground out here.

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