AA box at junction with New Road, Porlock, Somerset

AA box at junction with New Road, Porlock, Somerset
Photograph taken 24 May 2001 © Mr R.M Rayner. Source Historic England Archive ref: 265584

This AA roadside assistance box is of the 1956-type. The AA was formed in 1905 to combat police persecution of early motorists – a group of cycle 'scouts' was established to patrol some of the most frequently travelled roads of the day. The scouts' role was to warn AA members of police speed traps ahead. The scouts were based in boxes such as this one.

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