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« on: Monday 28 September 15 11:14 BST (UK) »
Is there an achieve holding records of issued driving licences does anyone know

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« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:19 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't think so ..... but..... What part of the world are you referring to?

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:24 BST (UK) »
If I remember correctly, Did the counties and County Boroughs   administer   vehicles  and drivers licences   before the DVLA    was set up? 
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:36 BST (UK) »
They were issued by the Local Taxation Officer/department of the relevent local authority, counties or county boroughs.
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Re: Driving Licences
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:37 BST (UK) »
Is there an achieve holding records of issued driving licences does anyone know

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Is this to help you research a family member?   Or is it to look up your own driving records?
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Scouseboy, it's to research a family member which I hope will give addresses between census

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Re: Driving Licences
« Reply #6 on: Monday 28 September 15 11:55 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for all of your replies, Weston super Mare is the area I'm interested in. I doubt if local taxation office records are in the public domain, but I'll have a dig, thanks for the pointer

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 28 September 15 12:39 BST (UK) »
I doubt whether the local authority has even kept the records if it's anything like the one where I passed my test. 
A few years ago, I had to fill in a form for my then employer in order to drive one of the company pool cars on business. One of the questions was date of passing driving test. I couldn't remember exactly- definitely knew year and could make a stab at the month. My colleagues said it was on my driving licence (this was just pre the two part one with photo on). But there was nothing on my licence. So I contacted DVLA at Swansea and asked them why the date wasn't on my licence. They told me they had no records for test dates for people who had passed their test prior to the system being administered by them computerised and suggested I contact the local authority who had issued my first licence. But when I did that, the local authority said they didn't have the records and referred me back to Swansea. So I never found out exactly.   
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Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
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Re: Driving Licences
« Reply #8 on: Monday 28 September 15 13:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Scouseboy, it's to research a family member which I hope will give addresses between census
You are going back to circa 1910 are you?

I don't even know the date when driving licences became compulsory?
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