Tied up in 1958 Notts – 1

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The cap­tion on the The Way We Were, Not­ting­ham 1958 (May 18) pic­ture re­lat­ing to the Austin 16 should be point­ing at the car in front of the Mercedes-Benz about to cross the junc­tion rather than the car next to the tele­phone box in front of the Na­tional Pro­vin­cial Bank. This is a 1948 Mor­ris 10 Se­ries M, not a Hill­man Minx.

I also be­lieve the Stan­dard 10 is the Com­pan­ion es­tate judg­ing by the longer roof and thus would have had van-like, twin open­ing doors rather than a tail­gate. The short­age of new cars in the post-war pe­riod meant that peo­ple held on to cars longer than they do to­day and the Austin and Mor­ris would only be about 10 years old.

There was a 30-minute wait­ing limit in the area which would have al­lowed cus­tomers to park and visit the bank or shops, where they would have been served quickly and ef­fi­ciently. Mal­colm Farmery, Leeds

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