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« on: December 19, 2011, 10:58:41 pm »

Found this footage of a road trip from London to Bath via Reading, Theale, Newbury etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE82FZpq0qM&feature=related

Best bit is a 1 minute in!!! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 11:53:12 pm »

Found this footage of a road trip from London to Bath via Reading, Theale, Newbury etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE82FZpq0qM&feature=related

Best bit is a 1 minute in!!! Grin

Outside lane BMW/Audi drivers existed in the 60s then  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 03:16:56 pm »

As did pompous old farts who thought they were the only people capable of driving, going by the narration... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 07:29:45 pm »

For me, the interesting aspect of this video is not the commentary but the going back in time aspect - 48 years ago: different cars, road signs, fewer motorways, three lane 'suicide' main roads, unspoilt provincial towns, quaint shop fronts without garish signs - another world altogether!

Going back even further this video from 1939 is also interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm_Q7X_-2Ck
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