He described the fine - "my first speeding fine in 32 years of driving" - as highway robbery.His conviction was quashed by two senior High Court judges in London, who ruled that, because of the obscured sign, he had not been given sufficient warning that he was passing from a 40mph zone into a 30mph stretch."This judgment has finally confirmed what many motorists have always felt: that they should not be convicted if overhanging trees and hedges mean they cannot properly see the signs, and they are not given adequate notice of changes in the speed limit."Mr Coombes, from Wells, Somerset, was caught in a police speed trap when he exceeded 30mph near his home on July 4 last year.The Social Group is a great way to meet someone special, but with us not making our raison d’etre, we offer a much nicer, more respectable, and more normal way to find romance for those who do.
Marian especially wanted the Wellensian Consort to perform this work and Christopher Finch is delighted to bring the choir home to Wells for this première.
Haze from the sunlight also meant he did not see two 30mph roundels painted on the road's surface.
At a recent hearing that led to the High Court ruling, photographs were produced showing that it was impossible to see the nearside 30mph sign.
The village is now a major tourist destination with several cultural and community facilities, including the Cheddar Show Caves Museum.
The village supports a variety of community groups including religious, sporting and cultural organisations.