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IMG_0687DORSET AUTOMOBILE CLUB Official Handbook, 1914

It contains, local adverts, lists of club officials and members, a ‘bird’s-eye map of Dorsetshire’ printed in blue on back wrap together with a printed letter, Sept. 30th, 1914, from the Club referring to a suggested ‘Motor Patrol’ of principal Dorset roads in order to safeguard telegraph and telephone lines for which volunteers were sought. A further letter one month later postpones the motor patrols due to a dearth of volunteers and ‘certain legal questions’.