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1970, 1982 and 1935

Presented by Valerie Singleton OBE, this episode features a story from the road from 1970: Graham Barber, organist of St Bartholomew’s church in Armley, near Leeds. Graham was remembering the life – and the death – of his inspirational teacher and mentor, the organist Brian Runnett. Then from 1982, we meet Dawn Franklin – recounting how she managed to collect a parking ticket less than an hour after passing her driving test. Then featuring a story from 1935, Eddie Loofe talks to James Luckhurst about his father’s driving lessons back in 1935.

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A set of British road signs from different eras.

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