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Location National Archives
Title PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS: Pedestrian controlled traffic signals
Date range 1929-1938
Catalogue See entry

Context

In the 1920s traffic control was still at a primitive stage of development, and advances were mostly made by private companies. This file is the Ministry of Transport's dealings with Forest City of Manchester, with regard to Forest City's traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossings.

It includes correspondence between the Ministry and the company, and details of the sites where crossings were installed or turned down.

Contents of note

  • Promotional material published by Forest City is here in original leaflets and letters. These show photographs of Forest City pedestrian crossing installations, detailed descriptions of their operation, etc. in various stages of development.
  • Charming letter from New Scotland Yard ruling out a pedestrian crossing in Stepney because immigrants there are too "excitable and ill-disciplined".

People with camera copies

None known. Chris Marshall has high-resolution photocopies of some items, some of which are available in the CBRD Histories Pedestrian Crossings feature.