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Offline filmer01

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Re: Traffic management in 1957
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 12:13:02 »
At this time we lived in Rainham and my father was a Sergeant in the Specials. They spent a lot of time directing the traffic that used to queue back from Rochester. Wearing white oversleeves (see clip) they would try and ensure that traffic could get out of Station Road and the Maidstone Road/Berengrave junction.

Point Duty was not without its dangers, one had a car stop on his foot. Luckily most were smaller then, cars not feet.

Even when we moved 2miles along the A2 to Hartlip Hill in 1958 it was quite common for slow moving traffic to be nose to tail past our house on a Sunday evening. Not all cars either, London Buses, Coaches and even taxis were all mixed in as well as the Bowater lorries loaded with reels of paper for the newspapers.
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Re: Traffic management in 1957
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 11:46:52 »
Thanks smiffy. Great piece of newsreel.


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Traffic management in 1957
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