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Re: Ordinary streets once par…
by the cheesecake man View the latest post
Wed Sep 22, 2021 13:06
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The A4123 Wolverhampton – Birmingham New Road was twentieth-century Britain's first new-build inter-city highway. Opened by the Prince of Wales on 2 November 1927, it pre-dated the oft-quoted A580 Liverpool – East Lancashire road by seven years.
Even today, nearly a century after it opened, it is almost universally known locally as simply The New Road.
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