The second and third tranches of John Pemberton’s plate records cover the years 1956 Aug. to 1958 Aug. Many extra details have been added to John’s basic entries of these selected from about 5,000 total entries for those years – but if any reader can add details which are not yet showing, or correct errors, that will help to improve the science! Even plate colours would be of interest in some cases. Please just ‘Comment’ below.
The selections were made from the thousands noted, based on rarity at the time, interesting numbers, or unusual vehicles, but are otherwise arbitrary. As European plates were predominant in John’s sightings, only odd examples and unusual series have been selected for these sheets. We hope you will enjoy delving into these pages of history!
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In this 1956-58 batch of plates, two of the records which JP notes were also seen by EU38 and captured on film – quite a coincidence, you may agree. Here are those common sightings:
On the same day A-6147 was first sighted, I made another ‘country-catch’ on Ford Consul Mk.1 A 4167, which carried a cast-alloy black ET oval with ‘Anglo-Egyptian Sudan‘ printed round the perimeter. (How bizarre that the registration was an anagram of the Aruban Ford! ) John Pemberton also saw this vehicle on another day visiting London, but neither of us got photos, unfortunately – particularly as the ‘A’ registration format did not match what I know of Sudan plates of the period. Any thoughts?
There were to be several more joint sightings as the years progressed, which we will share with you as the Pages proceed…….