Even pioneers needed a licence
By: Web Editor
I usually take it to work and read it during my dinner break, this way it lasts about a week and is a nice way to switch off for a short time.
Anyway, in Richard Rosenthal’s ‘you were asking’, there was a reference to an old driving licence and coincidently I have my grandfather’s one from the same year issued by Kent CC.
He was Richard Amos Crouch and started motorcycling as a signaller during the First World War. He carried on until the 1930s when he bought a car, and carried on until 1968 when he decided the roads were getting too hectic (what would he think now?).
Anyway, this gave me an idea, I enclose a copy of his licence, and if any of your readers have one, they could send you a copy and just for fun, you could do an article on the different types issued throughout the British Isles.
After all, without these necessary documents, the pioneers couldn’t have ridden all the lovely machines you feature!
Peter Johnson, Letchworth
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