On this day in UK History. Petrol rationing!

On this day in 1956, panic-buying broke out at garages across the country as the government gave details of its petrol rationing plans.  Petrol had been in short supply since the President of Egypt, Gamal Abdul Nasser, took over the running of the Suez Canal four months previously.

You see, it doesn’t just happen in this day and age.

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