BRAKESPEARE: My favourite filling station in Fenland doesn’t disappoint - with fuel nearly �1.50 per litre

IT’S always fun to speculate what the price hike on fuel may be at Brakespeare’s favourite filling station... and the garage at Three Holes didn’t disappoint.

Diesel at a handsome 149.9p per litre was hardly a surprise and maintained the differential to be found elsewhere.

It seemed an impertinence to pop in and question the marketing philosophy that drives this entrepreneurial enterprise: perhaps the owners are hoping their signs will become something of a tourist attraction?

Please feel free to e-mail your suggestion.

DISCUSSING fuel prices in March, one stalwart of the business community reminded me of the conversation he had with an employee during the 1970s.


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When the boss asked his worker why he hadn’t asked for more money to fill his tank, back came the response that nothing much had changed.

“I always put a tenner’s worth of petrol in the car on a Friday and when that runs out I walk,” he replied.

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