As a result of this, the Suffix system was introduced, a letter indicating the year of registration being added at the end of the plate, which until then had comprised only 3 letters followed by 3 numbers.

Thus, 1963 plates had the format AAA 111A, 1964 plates AAA 111B and so on.

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Of course the lifespan of this system could be guessed at.

It had taken just 20 years to exhaust the suffix system, souring the 1990s a lot of thought was given as to what to do when the prefix system had also run out of combinations. Police evidence suggested that witnesses, particularly in hit and run incidents, remember the letters of a registration mark much more easily than the numbers.

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This article focuses on the history of GB Mainland number plates. At the beginning of the century, with mechanically propelled vehicles increasing in number, and accidents occurring more frequently, it became apparent that a means of identifying cars had become necessary. From 1st January 1904 it become compulsory for every motorcar to be registered with a number plate.

He wanted the mark so badly he camped out all night to secure it, making him not only the first registrant but also the inventor of the idea of having a distinctive, personalised or cherished plate on a vehicle.

Since then, the registration system has changed 4 times to accommodate the ever-growing demand for vehicle registrations.Up until this time, there was nothing to stop authorities having two registers, one for cars and one for motorcycles.This meant that it was possible for a car and a motorcycle in the same area to have the same plate.All registrations offered for sale are subject to availability and payment is taken only once availability and price are confirmed**.Our systems record telephone conversations and the date and time of all communication.An online 'Purchase Offer' supported by suitable payment card takes priority over any other enquiry.