DORIS Bramall is all smiles as she gets behind the wheel in 1970.

The Bolton Evening News ­— as it was known then ­— featured Mrs Bramall, from Church Street, Westhoughton, in a piece on women's driving instructor on our Women's Page in January 1970.

It is hard to believe today, but it was unusual for women to drive in the 70s, let alone one become a driving instructor.

Mrs Bramall enrolled with the British School of Motoring, an organisation which is still going strong today.

The first woman in England to driver and own her own car was said to be actress Minnie Palmer with her French-made Rougemont automobile.

In 1974 Jill Viner became London Transport’s first female bus driver.

Do you remember Mrs Bramall giving you driving lessons.

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