On Sunday afternoon, 18 September 2011, a woman pulled up at the lights, wound down her window and called out: "Excuse me Miss your left brake light isn't working". Arriving back in Annandale, I investigated further and located the blown 12v 21w globe.
Recalling an auto electrics store at the corner of Nelson Street and Parramatta Road (21 Parramatta Road)- I finally had an excuse to check it out.
On entering Reg Williamson Auto electrical Sales & Service, I was greeted with an automatic sound that informed the proprietor that a customer had arrived. A few seconds late, Reg Williamson emerged. I waved my blown globe at him and he opened a box and presented me with the replacement.
I explained how an excuse for the visit, had been much anticipated and enquired how long had the business been around. Reg said the business was established in 1921 by Malcolm Rea, from whom he bought it in 1966.
Harold Park Motors, 233A Johnston Street Annandale 20 September 2011
"Albion Automotive Repairs [58 Albion St] is a family owned and run business. The boss and owner Joseph Ferla has well over 30 years experience in the automotive trade and in all types of motor vehicles. Joseph and his staff have been serving their customers to the best of their abilities for the past ten years..."-http://www.albionautomotiverepairs.com.au/ (viewed 20 Sep 2011)
http://www.ramin.com.au/annandale/story-auto-electrical-cnr-parramatta-nelson.shtml Last updated 17 November 2011.