For this week’s Remember When feature it’s all about road safety. Taking a nostalgic look at those who have kept us safe on Bradford’s busy roads down the years.

In 1969, a Dewsbury firm was all prepped and ready to go into production with the first illuminated road safety lollipop, invented by the company’s foreman and coach builder, Arthur Haigh. The lollipop, weighing five and a half pounds, was powered by a portable 12-volt power bag and was gaining positive interest from several authorities.

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By 1974 finding someone to fill the role of crossing attendant was becoming more and more difficult, with a shortage of men available to take up the positions. Most of the time it was left to the local constable to spend the day helping with the road duties.

Nowadays the sight of a school crossing patrol officer is very rare, with the role being replaced by light-controlled crossings and 20mph zones.