. . Complete application to renew driving licence. Send to County Hall with 15s. P.O. and disintegrating licence already seven years old and now resembling one of Dead Sea Scrolls. Wait ten days. Open post, find to amazement licence book sentenced to further three years service. Unbelievable! Alarming visions a complete disintegration imminent. Must make airtight, dust-proof container without delay. Trip to British Museum, find out how old documents preserved for centuries. Alas, process not suitable for driving licences. Remember write Barbara Castle, M.P., suggesting laminated plastic licences. . . .
Otford. Roger S. Holland.