Jump to content


Photo

Spotted on BBC Berkshire website : James George Mann gravesite


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Gary C

Gary C
  • Member

  • 4,551 posts
  • Joined: January 01

Posted 23 October 2009 - 16:00

Spotted on the BBC Berkshire website :

http://news.bbc.co.u...000/8298832.stm

It's a report on the re-opening of a cememtery in Newbury. One of the graves is possibly of an early racing driver, James George Mann, who died in November 1922 aged 19.

Posted Image



Advertisement

#2 Geoff E

Geoff E
  • Member

  • 1,211 posts
  • Joined: February 03

Posted 23 October 2009 - 16:31

I can't see any sign of such a person in the GRO England and Wales death index.

#3 MCS

MCS
  • Member

  • 3,562 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 23 October 2009 - 16:35

Aged 19 ?

Wasn't the Driving Licence Test set at 21 years of age then?

#4 Gary C

Gary C
  • Member

  • 4,551 posts
  • Joined: January 01

Posted 23 October 2009 - 18:29

..............I have absolutely no idea.................

#5 Tim Murray

Tim Murray
  • Member

  • 14,543 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 23 October 2009 - 18:52

You didn't need to pass an official test to get a UK driving licence until 1935. Here's an earlier thread on the subject:

Who was granted the very first driving licence?

As Vitesse 2 pointed out in that thread, driving licences became compulsory in the UK on 1st January 1904, but there's no info on any age limit.