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Gordons scores a century

06 December, 2005
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Few service station businesses can claim to have been operating for over 100 years, but Gordons Ford in Lancashire is one of them. The family-owned business operates three Texaco petrol stations at Bolton, Horwich and Walkden, and has recently celebrated 70 years of working with the oil company. Starting out as a horse-drawn carriage builder in the 1800s, the business began selling and maintaining Ford motor cars before the First World War. It began selling fuel in the 1930s under the Regent brand, now part of Texaco.