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ComputerRef No 8001/5/1/1
Finding No 496.5 BA9360/Cab 24/ 1 - 30
Title Vehicle Registration
Description Registers of Motor Cars. The information contained within varies depending on the statutory requirements of the time, but usually includes registration number, owners' name and sometimes address, date registered, details of the vehicle (e.g. make, type, colour, weight, dealer, vehicle use etc), and remarks (usually cancellations). Some volumes include inserted letters and forms, mostly concerning the transfer or cancellation of registration. Includes some motorcycles.

Volume 1: FK1 - FK 185 (1903 - 1909); also includes FK'A' - FK'G' and Heavy Motor Cars FK 54 - FK 694 but many of these details were copied into a later volume, volume 8.
Volume 2: FK 186 - FK 387 (1909 - 1913)
Volume 3: FK 388 - FK 587 (1913 - 1915)
Volume 4: FK 588 - FK 783 (1915 - 1919)
Volume 5: FK 784 - FK 984 (1919 - 1920)
Volume 6: FK 985 - FK 2610 (1920 - 1925)
Volume 7 : FK 2611 - FK 9999; AFK 1 - AFK 27 (1925 - 1942)
Volume 8: FK 31 - FK 1021; FK'A' - FK'L' (Register of Heavy Motor Cars, 1916 - 1920); non-consecutive entries.
Volume 9: AFK 1 - EFK 999 (1942 - 1951)
Volume 10: FFK 1 - KFK 999 (1951 - 1955)
Volume 11: LFK 1 - PFK 999 (1955 - 1957)
Volume 12: RFK 1 - UFK 999 (1957 - 1958)
Volume 13: VFK 1 - YFK 999 (1958 - 1959)
Volume 14: 1 AFK - 999 FFK (1959 - 1960)
Volume 15: 1 GFK - 999 MFK (1960 - 1962)
Volume 16: 1 NFK - 999 UFK (1962 - 1963)
Volume 17: 1 VFK - 999 YFK (1963 - 1964)
Volume 18: 1001 FK - 5000 FK (1963 - 1964); vehicles registered to G.U.S. Transported Ltd .
Volume 19: 5001 - 5114 FK (1967 - 1976); exchange marks for pre-1964 vintage.
Volume 20: AFK 1B - DFK 999C (1964 - 1965)
Volume 21: EFK 1C - HFK 999D (1965 - 1966)
Volume 22: JFK 1C - OFK 999E (1963 - 1977)
Volume 23: PFK 1D - VFK 999F (1966 - 1968)
Volume 24: WFK 1F - CFK 999G (1968 - 1969)
Volume 25: DFK 1G - JFK 999H (1969 - 1970)
Volume 26: KFK 1H - PFK 999J (1970 - 1971)
Volume 27: RFK 1J - WFK 999K (1971 - 1972)
Volume 28: XFK 1K - DFK 999L (1972 - 1973
Volume 29: EFK 1L - RFK 999 M (1973 - 1974); mislabelled on spine as EFK - LFK.
Volume 30: SFK 1M - WFK 565N (1973 - 1977)
Date 1903-1977
Extent 30 volumes
AdminHistory FOR INFO ONLY - PLEASE RE-WRITE
Number plates were first issued in 1903, when it also became a legal requirement for cars to be registered with the council where the driver was resident. The first series of number plates were issued in 1903 and ran until 1932, using the series A 1 to YY 9999. When a licensing authority reached 9999, it was allocated another two letter mark, but there was no pattern to these subsequent allocations as they were allocated on a first come first served basis. By 1932, the available numbers within this scheme were running out, and an extended scheme was introduced. This scheme consisted of three letters and three numbers, taken from the series AAA 1 to YYY 999. In some areas, the available numbers with this scheme started to run out in the 1950s, and in those areas, a reversed sequence was introduced, i.e. 1 AAA to 999 YYY. In 1963, numbers were running out once again, and an attempt was made to create a national scheme to alleviate the problem. The three letter, up to three number system was kept, but a letter suffix was added, which changed every year. In this scheme, numbers were drawn from the range AAA 1A to YYY 999A for the first year, then AAA 1B to YYY 999B for the second year, and so on. Some areas did not adopt the year letter for the first two years, sticking to their own schemes, but in 1965 adding the year letter was made compulsory.
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