Preston By-pass mirror ornament

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Date1958
Owned byChris5156
TypeEphemera (see all artefacts)

Context

A small paperweight-type ornament made to commemorate the opening of the Preston By-pass in 1958. It appears to have been made by one of the firms involved, probably as a gift for its clients, as it features the name 'Tarmac' quite prominently.

It is a small block of glass, mirrored when viewed from above, inside which is etched a line drawing of the Samlesbury Interchange and the text "Preston By-pass: Britain's First Motorway". It's probably the best thing ever found on eBay for £3.

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