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Belisha: the card game 07 February 2023

Last week we went looking for some of the places pictured in the 1938 road-themed card game Belisha. This week you can play it for yourself.

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The lost world of Belisha 02 February 2023

In 1938, a card game called Belisha was published to promote road safety, featuring the sights of a journey across the UK. Where are they now?

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