MT 39/2

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ARTERIAL AND TRUNK ROADS: Great West Road: Middlesex

Date range1920 - 1935
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 39


Wasteoftime.jpg This file is a waste of time.
You are advised to avoid it like the plague. Its file title sounds rather interesting but it may contain only dull papers that fail to illuminate the subject matter or it may not even be related to the subject suggested by the title.

Context

This file ostensibly is, as you might expect, about the construction of the Great West Road. Unfortunately, it's entirely devoted to the dull administrative side of arguing about who should pay for it, where the labour should come from, how the budget is tied up, and the state of the various rerouting of utilities and drainage plans.

If you want pages and pages of balanced budget sheets to the nearest (old) penny, then great, but sadly there doesn't appear to be a single sheet of paper that says anything about why the road was needed, where it was planned to go, what, if any alternative routes were suggested, and when the construction and opening dates were. In short - devoid of all the fun stuff. What a disappointment.

People with camera copies

Richie Swann didn't get camera copies as decorating staff at TNA were busy painting walls, and he found watching that dry more exciting.