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Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

The photo 'Thurmaston, the By-Pass c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Thurmaston, The Newark Road C1965: A Roman milestone was excavated at Thurmaston, but the name is Anglo- Scandinavian. The village sits astride the Roman Fosse Way, but it is attractive no longer: for the last hundred years it has been in all but name a part of North Leicester. The relatively narrow main street carried heavy traffic to Nottingham, the north, and the east coast. By the late 1950s it had become overwhelmed, and Newark Road, known as the bypass, was constructed on the east side of the village. When this photograph was taken, the road had been open for two years, an arid, treeless swathe, but manna from heaven in an urgent world.

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