A photograph showing Whitsun traffic returning from the South-East Coast, taken in May 1950 by John Topham for The Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at the Rochester By-Pass in Kent.
This was the first Coupon-Free Petrol Holiday since 1939. Petrol Rationing was introduced in 1939 by The Government, requiring people to exchange Coupons, as well as money, for their fuel.
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