The Traffic Light Box In The Clocktower Roundabout - a Memory of Newmarket.
I was a policeman in Newmarket from 1962 -1970 and well remember having to stand in the glass tower in the middle of the roundabout controlling the traffic using the part-time traffic lights on each of the 5 entrances to the roundabout. This caper was mainly carried out on Summer weekends when the traffic coming back from the coast would be particularly heavy coming down the Bury Road and up the High Street.
On really hot days, we would bake in the little tower and nobody carried bottles of water around then like they do now.
I tend to remember that the older PC's would leave us youngsters doing the job for what seemed like forever.
A memory shared byon Oct 12th, 2011.
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