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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #3481
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New concrete barrier ans surface on M275.

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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #3482
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Corby by-pass

There is quite a progress in construction works of Corby by-pass. They have already opened a new roundabout to the traffic , which will connect A 6003 with the by-pass.

Dashed line on the map shows the by-pass' corridor.






















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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #3483
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There is quite a progress in construction works of Corby by-pass.
It's not a bypass of Corby, but rather a bypass of the small village of Geddington on the A43 (at least functionally). I believe part of the aim is to open up the area south of the town to development via the new road. Also allows Geddington to expand.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 02:58 AM   #3484
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Bit late to the party regarding the discussion on the A41(M), apologies for that, but I figured those who haven't seen my scans may appreciate these maps showing the motorway as planned:

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Old November 19th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #3485
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Bit late to the party regarding the discussion on the A41(M), apologies for that, but I figured those who haven't seen my scans may appreciate these maps showing the motorway as planned:
I do appreciate indeed!

Does the last picture come from this map:


Edit: I checked that map and I see it does not.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3486
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No the top one is a Geographia Road Atlas, the middle one is an RAC map of the South East and the bottom is a Geographers' map of England and Wales. All are from the first half of the 1970s.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #3487
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Totally off topic, I have in my old room at my mother's a lovely (if very beat up, because I keep looking at it) 1973* Esso road map of South East England. *I'm assuming it's a '73 because we bought it on a Spring '74 trip but it has the pre-1974 counties. No one's doing that cartography any more, are they?
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Old November 20th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #3488
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Totally off topic, I have in my old room at my mother's a lovely (if very beat up, because I keep looking at it) 1973* Esso road map of South East England. *I'm assuming it's a '73 because we bought it on a Spring '74 trip but it has the pre-1974 counties. No one's doing that cartography any more, are they?
If you post image I'll see if we have anything similar in our bookstore.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 03:13 AM   #3489
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That's Stanford's, right? Must get to London soon.

Do you sell old maps? (If so, there are some gaps in my collection....)

Unless I can find it on line, images will have to wait until Thanksgiving.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #3490
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That's Stanford's, right? Must get to London soon.

Do you sell old maps? (If so, there are some gaps in my collection....)

Unless I can find it on line, images will have to wait until Thanksgiving.
Yep, Stanfords.

We only sell reproductions of older maps an by that I mean really old, from before WWII.
Maps from later but not modern are a bit problematic. People occasionally ask for maps from 50's or 60's but unless you find something in a second hand shop there isn't much we can do.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3491
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Totally off topic, I have in my old room at my mother's a lovely (if very beat up, because I keep looking at it) 1973* Esso road map of South East England. *I'm assuming it's a '73 because we bought it on a Spring '74 trip but it has the pre-1974 counties. No one's doing that cartography any more, are they?
You'll be able to tell the date of it pretty easily - in the bottom corner (normally bottom right) it should have a copyright note and the year it was published. That's normally on both sides of the map. Esso maps are fairly easy to date because of this. Another way of telling is the cover design of the map. They went through about 10 different changes in the 20 years from the late 50s to the late 70s.

This website will help you with that: http://www.ianbyrne.free-online.co.u...aps/essogb.htm
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:27 PM   #3492
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Thanks.

I've seen that page. I can't check the map itself because it's 80 miles away in my mother's house, but it's definitely the '71-73 series, and would have been bought, likely at an Esso station, during a spring '74 trip.
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Bonus meaning of 'Hail attack': it is a video of the Hailsham bypass.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #3495
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A6, Bedford-Kettering.

Yes, indeed, it's been recently refurbished. I also have a fresh videos of A23 being widened and M275 (might be particularly intersting for you) with added bus lane and a new junction. Probably will upload them in this weekend.

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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #3496
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #3497
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Central reservation barriers in Britain look so flimsy.
It is good that they have policy of gradual replacement with concrete.
I just wish they were quicker with that.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #3498
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Central reservation barriers in Britain look so flimsy.
They're designed to crumple and absorb energy. Like modern cars.

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I don't think they are (generally) replacing them..?
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They are replacing the cheese-wire barriers that were in-vogue in the early naughties due to limbs and heads coming off motorcyclists.

But the standard barriers, no - though they are making the ends have a design so that it doesn't ramp you up over the barrier or impale you.

Concrete barriers in the middle are the new thing for motorways.
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