Monday 19th September 1960
Three hundred and forty-four parking tickets (each carrying a £2 fine) were issued in London on the first day of parking meters and traffic wardens. One of the first 40 tickets to be issued was to Dr Thomas Creighton, who was answering an emergency call to help a heart-attack victim at a West End hotel. The medic’s Ford Popular, left outside as he tended the victim, was ticketed. However, there was such a public outcry that he was subsequently let off.