A website has been launched to track the history of the Wireless Licence, introduced in Britain in the 1920s. Anyone who wanted to listen to the radio needed a licence, a situation which lasted until 1971.
The site digs up little known facts such as home owners needed to pay for a second licence if they wanted to listen to a fixed car radio, but a hand-held one was covered even if used in a car. Car radio licences also had registration numbers printed on them to avoid confusion.
The site has been created and is maintained by radio enthusiast Mark Jones with additional research by Stephen Dunderdale. Visit [link=http://www.radiolicence.org.uk]radiolicence.org.uk[/link] to see the whole site.