Explore Your Archive: First Vehicle Registered in Worcestershire
the 1903 Act, it became mandatory to register motor vehicles with the County
Council or Borough in which the driver was resident. Each City and County, and
some Boroughs were allocated registrations that consisted of one or two letters
to which a number could be added. The first registration issued in
Worcestershire was AB 1. This was registered to the then Chief Constable of Worcester,
Lt. Col. Herbert Sutherland Walker. The registration number was re-used for all
the Chief Constable's cars until his resignation in 1931.
Details of the First Vehicle Registered in Worcestershire AB1
to the book 'From Fruit Trees to Furnaces: A History of the Worcestershire
Constabulary' by Bob Pooler the registration was not used for a number of years
after but was later reissued to the chief constable's official motor car.