The SABRE Mission Statement
This is my humble attempt to draw out of
the map closet people such as myself who are hopelessly and
helplessly addicted to the study of British Roads. The people who can
sit and read old Road Atlases in the same way other people can read a
Mills and Boon. Those individuals who just "know" how to get to
Bristol by any of 5 different route combinations without needing to
consult any PC Milemaster. The laws of probability suggest that there
must be in existance more Road Lovers than just me. This site is
being developed to tie-up with the Yahoo Club, which was formed last
year, which is where the messages will be posted. Please go and have
a look at it, join up if the fancy takes you. You can visit the UK
Roads Fun Palace here.
i) To promote the study and appreciation of
existing, obsolete, shelved, renumbered, declassified and defunct
ii) To act as a forum for the exchange of
ideas and opinions held by the individual. These could range from the
shelving of 1960's motorway schemes to your favourite road to Bath.
We would not welcome so called FLAMERS.
iii) To be the hub through which snippets of
information can be exchanged. It is hoped that we can all increase
our knowledge of this subject through the unfettered movement of
iv) To generate a better understanding of
the UK Road Network. It is in everyone's interest to know your
geography. Knowing where you're going in advance saves time and
v) To gain a good understanding of the
history of our roads.
NOTE: SABRE is NOT connected with, nor does
it condone the actions of, certain modern road building
conglomerates. SABRE remains highly critical of the necessity of
unpopular road schemes that have appeared against the will of the
public; one might feel that any route that the public do not wish for
is, by its very nature, not required. Rather SABRE exists to discuss
the changing physical appearance of the map of Britain which
underwent such tremendous changes during the 1950-1980 period.
I hope that this explains what this site is
about and whether this fits your interest. The scope is limitless,
and consequently any suggestions, comments, ideas would be really
helpful. Therefore, I would be obliged if all those who are
interested in this subject and website could send a note to me