Canterbury Road School: Road Safety Demonstration

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Date Photo Taken 7th April 1954
Area Morden
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Schools_​2-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History As the number of cars on the roads increased, so did the number of accidents, Children were especially vulnerable and local schools took pains to organise special training sessions and displays.

These encouraged pupils to act responsibly when cycling, playing near on crossing the road. Notice the Belisha beacons - these were still a relatively new addition to roadside crosssings and were named after the Minister of Transport, Leslie Hore Belisha, who once lived in Wimbledon.

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