Ernest Marples opens the M1 motorway

Made:
02 November 1959
maker:
Associated Press

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Associated Press

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Associated Press

Silver gelatin photographic print by the Associated Press, titled "New Motorway Opened". Caption on verso reads: Mr. Ernest Marples, the new Minister of Transport, points along the new London-to-Birmingham motorway at Pepperstock Junction, Bedfordshire, today...November 2, after he had formally opened the motorway to traffic. He is accompanied by Sir Owen Williams who handed over the motorway to the Ministry on behalf of the construction companies concerned.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/31277
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

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