Visitors to the Lakeland Motor Museum will have the chance to reminisce about the days when fuel was considerably cheaper, with the addition of a historic petrol pump to its collection.

The pump, designed by Gilbarco Salesmaker, is likely a product of the 1960s, and it exhibits the cost of fuel when it last supplied petrol in a Cumbrian village back in the 1970s - 78.5p, or less than 18p per litre.

The pump was moved from a small petrol station in Thursby near Carlisle to Lindale in South Cumbria.

The price indicated on the pump could have filled a family car for eight pounds, a stark contrast to current fuel prices.

Chris Lowe, curator at the Lakeland Motor Museum, said: "We have an incredible collection of vintage and classic vehicles but sometimes it’s simple items like this historic petrol pump that spark the strongest nostalgic memories.

“We’re hoping we may even get some visitors who remember using the pump at either of its locations during its working life.”

Upon its arrival to the museum, the pump underwent meticulous refurbishment, returning it to its original colours - a base white with a red band.

The reconditioning work was undertaken by Frank Brown from Ambleside, while the original Esso Plus graphics were donated by Matthew from

The company, originally named Gilbert and Barker, was founded by Charles Gilbert and John Barker in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1870.

They introduced their first measuring gasoline pump in 1911, rebranding as Gilbarco in 1929.

Along with its vast vehicle collection, the Lakeland Motor Museum has around 30,000 automobilia exhibits.