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Bristol (WS) Number Plates

The local memory tag, or area code WS is for cars first registered in Bristol (W is the official local mnemonic for West of England. S is the local office identifier for Bristol). Listed below are the 39 age identifier number plate prefix combinations currently in use that start with WS. New prefixes are added in March and September each year. The first plate in the present number plate format was 51 issued on 1 September 2001.

The latest released plate prefix is WS70 first issued 1 September 2020. The next number plate prefix to be released will be WS21 on 1 March 2021.

YearPrefixIssued Date Range
2001 WS51 1 September 2001 - 28 February 2002 1 Sep 01 - 28 Feb 02
2002 WS02 1 March 2002 - 31 August 2002 1 Mar 02 - 31 Aug 02
WS52 1 September 2002 - 28 February 2003 1 Sep 02 - 28 Feb 03
2003 WS03 1 March 2003 - 31 August 2003 1 Mar 03 - 31 Aug 03
WS53 1 September 2003 - 29 February 2004 1 Sep 03 - 29 Feb 04
2004 WS04 1 March 2004 - 31 August 2004 1 Mar 04 - 31 Aug 04
WS54 1 September 2004 - 28 February 2005 1 Sep 04 - 28 Feb 05
2005 WS05 1 March 2005 - 31 August 2005 1 Mar 05 - 31 Aug 05
WS55 1 September 2005 - 28 February 2006 1 Sep 05 - 28 Feb 06
2006 WS06 1 March 2006 - 31 August 2006 1 Mar 06 - 31 Aug 06
WS56 1 September 2006 - 28 February 2007 1 Sep 06 - 28 Feb 07
2007 WS07 1 March 2007 - 31 August 2007 1 Mar 07 - 31 Aug 07
WS57 1 September 2007 - 29 February 2008 1 Sep 07 - 29 Feb 08
2008 WS08 1 March 2008 - 31 August 2008 1 Mar 08 - 31 Aug 08
WS58 1 September 2008 - 28 February 2009 1 Sep 08 - 28 Feb 09
2009 WS09 1 March 2009 - 31 August 2009 1 Mar 09 - 31 Aug 09
WS59 1 September 2009 - 28 February 2010 1 Sep 09 - 28 Feb 10
2010 WS10 1 March 2010 - 31 August 2010 1 Mar 10 - 31 Aug 10
WS60 1 September 2010 - 28 February 2011 1 Sep 10 - 28 Feb 11
2011 WS11 1 March 2011 - 31 August 2011 1 Mar 11 - 31 Aug 11
WS61 1 September 2011 - 29 February 2012 1 Sep 11 - 29 Feb 12
2012 WS12 1 March 2012 - 31 August 2012 1 Mar 12 - 31 Aug 12
WS62 1 September 2012 - 28 February 2013 1 Sep 12 - 28 Feb 13
2013 WS13 1 March 2013 - 31 August 2013 1 Mar 13 - 31 Aug 13
WS63 1 September 2013 - 28 February 2014 1 Sep 13 - 28 Feb 14
2014 WS14 1 March 2014 - 31 August 2014 1 Mar 14 - 31 Aug 14
WS64 1 September 2014 - 28 February 2015 1 Sep 14 - 28 Feb 15
2015 WS15 1 March 2015 - 31 August 2015 1 Mar 15 - 31 Aug 15
WS65 1 September 2015 - 29 February 2016 1 Sep 15 - 29 Feb 16
2016 WS16 1 March 2016 - 31 August 2016 1 Mar 16 - 31 Aug 16
WS66 1 September 2016 - 28 February 2017 1 Sep 16 - 28 Feb 17
2017 WS17 1 March 2017 - 31 August 2017 1 Mar 17 - 31 Aug 17
WS67 1 September 2017 - 28 February 2018 1 Sep 17 - 28 Feb 18
2018 WS18 1 March 2018 - 31 August 2018 1 Mar 18 - 31 Aug 18
WS68 1 September 2018 - 28 February 2019 1 Sep 18 - 28 Feb 19
2019 WS19 1 March 2019 - 31 August 2019 1 Mar 19 - 31 Aug 19
WS69 1 September 2019 - 29 February 2020 1 Sep 19 - 29 Feb 20
2020 WS20 1 March 2020 - 31 August 2020 1 Mar 20 - 31 Aug 20
WS70 1 September 2020 - 28 February 2021 1 Sep 20 - 28 Feb 21
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