Those Places Thursday - The M1 motorway - old photos

Old signpost to the M1 Motorway

The M1 Motorway
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Most of the M1 motorway was opened between 1959 and 1968. These photographs were probably taken some time during that period. Look, no central reservation barrier! If only the traffic flow was still like this today.

I'd be very interested to know if anyone can tell me the exact location of this bridge.

(From my grandpa's collection of old slides - see this post for more information.)

[Why Those Places Thursday? This phrase has been included in the title in order to take part in Daily Blogging Prompts at Geneabloggers]

Category: Grandpa's Old Slides

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Gosh that takes me back. I remember being driven up the M1 back in the 60s, when it was all new, shiny and empty.
The bridge I'm fairly sure is Wolverton Road heading toward Newport Pagnell. Present day Milton Keynes. Only thing is there is no access these days to the M1 at Newport so not sure what the RAC sign it's doing there. Hope this helps.

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