Woman motor driver teaching soldier to drive, WW1
A new driver in the Army Motor Transport section being taught to steer by a female instructor during the First World War. A school to teach women driving and car mechanics was established by the Hon. Gabrielle Borthwick and produced a number of women instructors who went on to teach men how to drive. Date: 1916
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew
A London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew. In 1899 Merryweather of Greenwich modified its steamer pumps to also propel the vehicle, and thus London's first non-horse-drawn fire engines arrived. Unfortunately the Fire Kings, as they were called, were slow (12 mph maximum) and cumbersome to steer. Stopping was also a problem as they weighed 5.5 tons.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Learning To Steer / W H Robinson
A learner driver learns to steer a car using his legs, aided by his instructor from the back. Please note: Credit must appear as (c) Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library.
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
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