It was 50 years ago today...

On this day in 1960 London introduces Traffic Wardens onto the streets of the capital. The first person to receive a parking ticket from a traffic warden was Dr Thomas Creighton on 19th September 1960. He had parked his Ford Popular car outside a West End hotel to visit a patient suffering from a heart attack. However, such was the outcry in the press that the ticket was cancelled.
Amazing! Four days to sum up the courage to issue a ticket. If only tickets were served at the same rate today...

I would have posted this in Old n Bold, but it's gone.

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