THE TEXACO filling station in Bunclody has become a big hit on the internet after a picture showing an unusual customer in the car wash was posted on Facebook. The photograph shows a horse being given a steam clean to bring up the animals coat to best advantage.
Contacted about the off-beat publicity, a member of staff said this week that they were already well aware of the Facebook photo, though it was not part of any official marketing campaign. She added that horses are regular visitors to the forecourt, even if they do by-pass the petrol pumps with their owners. According to staff, the carwash often becomes an equine beauty salon two or three times a week.
Meanwhile, the same garage is also the backdrop for another unusual picture, this one showing plenty of horsepower - of a mechanical kind. Browsers on the web are treated to a lorry, carrying a truck from which the snout of a smaller van may be seen peeping:
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