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Manifest’s Unsung Heroes

Part 1 – Frank Blackmore (1916 – 2008)

Ah Frank, had you not been so passionate about easing the load of the road where would we be? We would be stuck in an eternal frustration loop of traffic lights and fender bending, that’s where. Instead, Mr Blackmore gave us the offside priority rule, heralding the birth of the roundabout and a civic engineering solution so ingenious that no ever notices that it was ever even a problem at all. Don’t worry about all that stop-go-green-light-red-light jazz, just stick a big boy circle of something-or-other in the middle of a junction and be done with it. AMEN.

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