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"New Ways" - road propaganda booklet issued by the British Roads Campaign Council, c1960 :  Silver Street, Worcester | by mikeyashworth
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"New Ways" - road propaganda booklet issued by the British Roads Campaign Council, c1960 : Silver Street, Worcester

From a Roads campaign booklet assessing the need for new roads in the UK, and a section on Worcester, an image showing congestion along with traffic and pedestrians mixing in the heart of the city. At this date, as the road sign shows, all the city's major trunk roads and their attendant traffic, still navigated the inner city streets and so the mix of local and long distance traffic was quite staggering.

 

This is a view of Silver Street and it shows a typical busy inner city thorougfare with much to look at. Numerous shops, two of which advertise at least four tobacco products amongst them, and lots of parked cars. Off in the distance a Vauxhall heads along the street whilst at the kerb side is an array of British built motors including an Austin and a Ford. The book notes, sombrely, that Silver Street was to be "improved". Hmm, well, checking on Google Earth, "improved" is one word. I think a single structure survives although some inhabitant of Worcester might be better able to try and work out if a current view is even possible.

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Uploaded on January 21, 2020