Debs - Dorchester Hotel, London
Debs, who will launch the new aristocrat of the petrol pumps - European Petroleum - at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. (From l-r) Nikki Phillips, 18, Roxana Lampson, 20, Carolyne Houston, 17, Olivia Smithers, 18, Moranna Cazenove, 20, Rosemary Walduck, 19, Fiona Hughes, 21, and Anne Dunhill, 20. The company intends that at each new petrol station selling their product the pumps shall be operated by debs or former debs during the first hour.
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Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete
The Chauffeur of a coal-gas-driven car (to a gathering crowd): Wot are you 'anging' around 'cre for? The Crowd: Please, Mister, we'se waiting for the balloon to go up. A humorous comment on the use of coal gas powered vehicles during the First World War, introduced as petrol became increasingly scarce. The 'gas bag' cars carried their fuel in an enormous rubber bag on the roof and were the subject of many jokes and cartoons such as this one by Alfred Leete, an artist best known for his famous Kitchener 'Your King and Country Needs You' cover for London Opinion magazine. Date: 1917
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CM17 1805pe Down Constitution Hill
Down Constitution Hill towards the Victoria monument and the Mall, with the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben, St Stephens Tower,, Clock Tower, et al) in the background. London to Brighton Veteran Car run, 6th November, 2016. 6th November, 2016, 2016., antique, auto, automobiles, automotive, autos, Bonhams, Brighton, Britain, Buckingham Palace, car, cars, Classic, driving, England, great, heritage, historical, image, London, London to Brighton, motoring, motors, old, petrol, Red Flag act, retro, show, streets, traditional, transport, transportation, UK, vehicle, vehicles, veteran, Veteran Car Club, Veteran Car run, vintage, vintage bus
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