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Payne Maurice

Maurice PayneMaurice Payne was born in Litton but ran the garage in Chewton Mendip for many years. Heispictured in front of one of his petrol pumps with his wife Elizabeth. They were both active in  the Methodist Chapel in Bathway and lived opposite it in ‘The Bungalow’.
Paynes Garage NedgeHis first garage was based in Nedge and was originally a Wesleyan Chapel.  The building in the centre has been demolished but the white picket fence and the building on the left are still in place.
Paynes garage centreHis second garage was in the centre of the village opposite the shop. It was known as Waldegrave Garage when the Paynes ran it. It was built on the site of the ‘old’ Waldegrave Arms. These photographs were originally supplied by Mary Payne and copies have been provided  by Tom Randall
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