Driving Test





Driving Test 23rd October 1968






Original Newspaper Page The Daily Mirror Thursday 24th October 1968


Five Drivers Pass their test - in a Steamroller

The five people in the picture all passed their driving tests the hard way yesterday-in this twelve-ton steam


One by one they drove the forty - year - old machine up and down country lanes in the village of Draycott in the

Clay Staffordshire, with a Transport Ministry examiner perched on the side.
Then after the five half-hour tests they recieved their "pass" certificates.
 The drivers all belong to the Burton and District Vintage Transport Protection Society.
The ones pictured on the steam roller are left to right : Malcom Whiteland, Eric Brown and Brian Nicholson.

Standing are Eric's wife Sue and David Hallam who owns the machine.
They needed Group 4 licences to drive steamrollers to traction engine rallies.

the photo caption said : Victory . . . the five steamroller drivers wave their "pass" certificates.





And heres the original Photo taken by the Daily Mirror





Driving Test day Wednesday 23rd October 1968 Test in progress at Junction Tobys Hill Stubby Lane Draycott - in - the-  Clay. (Malcom Whiteland at the wheel )













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