Be­tween the war years much of lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture was re­built

With traf­fic in­creas­ing en­gi­neers needed to widen the Dol­phin Bridge

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Mort Smith mort.smith@trin­i­tymir­

Widen­ing the bridge proved help­ful to the Bell Punch ticket works that oc­cu­pied the area right op­po­site the bridge where the A4007 road ran”

DUR­ING the years be­tween the First and Sec­ond World Wars, there was a huge amount of con­struc­tion work tak­ing place around Uxbridge.

As roads be­came more im­por­tant for the de­liv­ery of goods and ser­vices, much of the lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture needed re­build­ing to en­able it to cope with ever larger trucks and the in­creased vol­ume of traf­fic.

This week’s Back in Time photo dates back to 1929 and shows en­gi­neers work­ing on the re­con­struc­tion of the Dol­phin Bridge over the Grand Union Canal at the point where St John’s Road crossed the water­way.

The strength­en­ing and widen­ing of the bridge Brook­field Ho­tel, Bon­sey’s proved par­tic­u­larly help­ful Yard, Stock­ley Park, to the Bell Punch Ticket Ran­dall’s sec­ond-hand Works that oc­cu­pied the store in Wind­sor Street area right op­po­site the and another shot of the bridge where the A4007 print room at King and road ran. Hutch­ings, one of the

This pho­to­graph – and pre­vi­ous com­pa­nies that dozens of oth­ers like it pro­duced the Gazette. – have been re­stored to Have you got old pho­tos pris­tine con­di­tion by the of our area that you’d Trin­ity Mir­ror ar­chive like to share with other team based in Wat­ford, read­ers? If so, email high us­ing old-fash­ioned res­o­lu­tion jpeg ver­sions glass plate nega­tives that of them to mort.smith@ were taken by Gazette trin­i­tymir­ telling pho­tog­ra­phers down us where and when they through the years. were taken.

Our Back in Time To see the lat­est gallery of se­lec­tion this week his­toric pho­tos of our area, in­cludes pic­tures of visit www.getwest­lon­don. Vine Street and Wind­sor­style/nostal­gia/ Street in Uxbridge, the back-time.

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n WORK IN PROGRESS: Work­men re­build­ing the Dol­phin Bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Uxbridge around 1929

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