Clear road ahead

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I thought you might be in­ter­ested in the view of the Pre­ston By­pass (M6), Bri­tain’s first mo­tor­way stretch, which opened in De­cem­ber 1958.

The photo was taken in 1959 through the wind­screen of my fa­ther’s 1956 Mor­ris Mi­nor as we were on our way to Scot­land. We used to travel ev­ery year from Frome 420 miles to see grand­par­ents in Aber­foyle. On one oc­ca­sion we were snowed in at a café in Shap overnight un­til a snow plough opened up the road. Brian Dav­age, Frome, Som­er­set

The way it was – no traf­fic prob­lems on the newly opened Pre­ston By­pass.

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