Girls Who Drove Motors in Wartime Start Peace Parcel Service (Oct, 1924)

Girls Who Drove Motors in Wartime Start Peace Parcel Service

Parcels are being delivered all over England by a newly organized “motomessenger” service formed of girls who drove motorcycles during the war. The drivers wear attractive uniforms and use sidecars to carry express matter. Many of them are competent mechanics and take care of their own mounts. The service has proved popular with both employes and patrons.

4 comments
  1. Githyanki says: December 14, 20075:01 am

    Attractive uniforms? I cant even tell which, or if all, of them are girls.

  2. Don says: December 14, 20075:54 am

    How old did they have to be before they became “women”?

  3. nlpnt says: December 14, 20079:37 am

    17 to drive in the UK, 17-18 to join the military, maybe a year or two less as a fudge factor for those who lied about their ages, plus 5 years since the war puts them in their mid-20s at least. Call a woman in her 20s a “girl” at your peril.

    And am I the only one who thinks that if this were the 1950s instead of the 1920s, it would’ve been turned into a “Carry On” movie?

  4. Adrian says: December 15, 20075:16 am

    Ah yes, “Carry On Motomessaging”.
    On pink motorcycles.

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