EPW035520 ENGLAND (1931).  Derby Day, Epsom Downs, from the west, 1931


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    Title [EPW035520] Derby Day, Epsom Downs, from the west, 1931
    Reference EPW035520
    Date 3 June 1931
    Place name EPSOM DOWNS
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 521221,  158352
    Longitude / Latitude -0.26058506657566,  51.310848954408
    National Grid Reference TQ212584
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     Tatternham Corner Station for those who wish to avoid the (clearly) increasing problem of parking. The only time I went to the Derby I went on my bike from home in Ashtead. Such was the importance of the day, at least to the head teacher of my primary school in the late 1950s, that we had the afternoon off school.

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    Maurice
    Friday 22nd of February 2013 07:36:14 AM
     Parking in the corner of the Royal Automobile Club's - Woodcote Park Golf Course seems to be rather more organised. "Member's Only!"?

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    Maurice
    Friday 22nd of February 2013 07:32:45 AM
    Hi Maurice,



    That must be one of the earliest examples of "good" parking in these photos! We've seen the "packed" style of parking in various locations well into the 1930s, it seems to have taken quite some time to establish the more accessible method of parking that we are used to now. Parking isn't mentioned in the Highway Code of 1931.



    Yours, Katy



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    Katy Whitaker
    Friday 22nd of February 2013 05:28:40 PM
     Yet another picture of a sporting event with 'packed in' parking with no space in between cars. Also see EPW025840. Pity the person who wishes to leave early or were the cars left unlocked so you push them out of the way?

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    Maurice
    Friday 22nd of February 2013 07:27:34 AM