Whitsun traffic on the Rochester Way

Made:
1950-05-28 in United Kingdom
maker:
John Topham

Whitsun traffic on the Rochester Way A photograph of the Rochester bypass in Kent, showing Whitsun traffic returning from the South-East coast in 1950

A photograph showing Whitsun traffic returning from the South-East coast, taken in May 1950 by John Topham for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at the Rochester bypass in Kent.

A photograph showing Whitsun traffic returning from the South-East coast, taken in May 1950 by John Topham for the Daily Herald.

The photograph was taken at the Rochester bypass in Kent. Whitsun 1950 was the first coupon-free petrol holiday since 1939. Petrol rationing was introduced in 1939 by the Government, requiring people to exchange coupons as well as money for their fuel.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/12767
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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