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Chaos in Side Streets – Because of Bletchley Road (now Queensway) Parking Restrictions

The main result of the County Council’s parking restrictions in Bletchley Road was “Chaos in the side streets” said Cllr. E Edwards at Bletchley Council’s meeting.

The previous Saturday, said Cllr Edwards there were 75 cars crammed into Park Street alone. People from Park Street and Albert Street probably had to park 100 yards from their own front door.

Cllr. F. Bowman said the parking scheme was not satisfactory and was not solving the problem. He suggested that the pavements were so wide that possibly 6ft. could be taken off both sides, a hardcore surface provided, and the space used for parking. In fact, he said, the Bletchley Road pavements were wider than those of London’s Oxford Street.

Bletchley Road (Queensway) 1960s

Bletchley Road (Queensway) 1960s

 

M.P. Appeared to be Shaving While Driving – Witness Tells Magistrates.

Labour M.P. for North Bucks Robert Maxwell was alleged by a witness at Bicester Magistrates’ Court to have driven his Rolls-Royce at over 60 m.p.h. while shaving.

In his absence, Maxwell, who pleaded not guilty, was fined £25 and ordered to pay £9 costs. His licence was endorsed.

Imposing the fine the chairman of Bicester Magistrates commented on the delay in hearing the case due to three applications by the defence for adjournments. “We are sorry the defendant could not appear so I could have said this in his hearing.”

Mr. Maxwell stated to the Bletchley Gazette, ” I am astonished at the savageness of the fine, and the refusal of the Magistrates to adjourn the hearing to a time when I could be present and give evidence in support of my plea of not guilty”

P1293 MaxwellMr Maxwell (far right) on a happier occasion

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Bletchley Photos!

For many youngsters moving on to  a new school is daunting, new experiences, new environment, plus the fact that you are one of the youngest in the school! One additional problem at Bletchley Road Secondary School was that there were four teachers all called Jones, Mr Jones (Science), Mr Jones (History), Mr Jones (Maths), and Mr Jones (English) just to add to the complication. Two of them were brothers, Mr H. Jones and Mr E. C. Jones (if I’ve got the initials wrong please let me know).

I’ve come across these two class photographs of the brothers with their classes, perhaps you may recognize some of the pupils as well.

Mr Eric Jones and class of c.1960-61

Mr Eric Jones and class of c.1960-61

Mr H. Jones and class of c.1960-61

Mr H. Jones and class of c.1960-61

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You may be interested to view the Bletchley Schools Website on:  http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/bfss/

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