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The Archive Hour: And Grandma in the Back Seat

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Matthew Parris dips into the archives in search of the golden days of family motoring and finds a long-gone world of winding but empty roads, leather upholstery and saluting AA men; a time when ownership of an Austin 7 meant you were really someone.
Producers Nick Patrick and Ivan Howlett

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Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producers: Nick Patrick
Producers: Ivan Howlett

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The Archive Hour: And Grandma in the Back Seat

BBC Radio 4 FM, 4 June 2005 20.00






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