This is the Forge Filling Station at the bottom of Stoney-Ley owned by Henry Hill. His son-in-law, Alf Taylor, later ran and owned the business. Alf sold up and had the A44 garage built for him and his family at Worcester, between the Ice Works Bridge and Broadway Grove. After his death his two sons Edwin and Andrew ran the business where they mainly sold and fitted tyres and exhausts. In the photo is the old Shell pump and stood in the opening is my cousin Mabel Hayward who married Sid Ganderton and they lived at No 1 Council House up Stoney Ley. Mabel lived for many years at the Post Office at Knightwick (where I was born) with her Uncle John Jones (my grandfather who was Post Master there) after her mother died. The building behind was the Old Forge and Alf used to do his metal work there. Mabel was born in 1917 she looks about 10 years old so the photo would be circa 1927.

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