Engineering, transport and the Garage
In the 1940s Jack Burch sold petrol and did cycle repairs from a house where the present garage stands. He had 2 petrol pumps. In 1958 Albert Cooper remembered one gallon of petrol costing 4s 3d. or 4.7p a litre (Telstar, June 2020). At the time of writing (2022) it is currently £1.56.9 a litre.
Stowupland’s garage has had many rebuilds and re-brandings over the last 100 years. Currently it is owned by the Co-0p having had a complete rebuild in the 2020’s.
In the 1940s Frank Burch did Agricultural Machine repairs from a workshop on the corner of Saxham Street. A bungalow now stands on this site.