A History of Motor Vehicle Registration in the United Kingdom

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Newby Books, 2008 - Automobile license plates - 308 pages
This is the long-awaited reprint of Les Newall's 'standard work' on vehicle registration, updated and illustrated. Les spent a lifetime researching the history of the UK registration system and this book is the product of his research.He tells the story of the development of 'ordinary' registration marks from their introduction in 1903 and also gives detailed information about trade plates, diplomatic marks, military registrations and the unique British cherished number system.A large part of the book is taken up with a council-by-council survey which includes dates of issue of all known pre-1963 two-letter and three-letter marks. In addition to the occasional illustrations in Les' original text, this edition features eight pages of photographs and a new chapter explaining how the current registration system introduced in 2001 has actually worked out in practice.

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