MT 39/774

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ARTERIAL AND TRUNK ROADS: Watling Street construction: photographs

Date range1921-1924
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 39

Thumbs up.png This file is truly delightful.
It is likely to bring a smile to your face, probably because it contains the sort of thing that makes trawling through dusty archive documents worthwhile. The thing in this file that makes your day might actually have nothing to do with its subject matter.

This file is not only exactly what the title says, it doesn't even look like a standard National Archives file. Upon opening the box, you will be confronted with a photo album full of high quality black and white pictures of construction of the A2 between Dartford and Strood in the early twenties. There are some wonderful views of Rochester Cathedral and the River Medway.

A truly outstanding find.

People with Camera Copies

Ritchie Swann has some camera copies of the photos. One (of the Three Crutches Inn near Stood before work started) has been uploaded to SABRE.