M1 construction

June 1961: Route of planned motorway past Markfield Sanatorium

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June 1961: Route of planned motorway past Copt Oak

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10 November 1962: 40ft cutting to take motorway under the Lutterworth-Market Harborough Road

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12 February 1963: Near Whetstone

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11 April 1963: Footings of bridge to carry A46 near Narborough

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10 May 1963: Narborough Road

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30 May 1963: Airman’s Rest Kirby Muxloe

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5 June 1963: ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ on Lutterworth Road near Whetstone

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2 October 1963: Charlie Knoll

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2 October 1963: Charlie Knoll

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9 October 1963: Just south of A46 dumping soil from Leicester Forest East cutting

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10 October 1963: Near A46 looking south

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11 October 1963: Enderby

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3 March 1964: Bridge at Narborough

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July 1964: Narborough Road, Narborough

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July 1964: Leicester entry to M1

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10 July 1964: building bridge over waterway near Lutterworth

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13 July 1964: Markfield

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13 July 1964: Shepshed

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13 October 1964: Near Markfield

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10 December 1964: Inspecting new style road signs

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10 December 1964: Near Whetstone

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22 January 1965: Opening of Leicestershire section from Lutterworth to Shepshed

29 January 1965: Near Shepshed showing bridge carrying Ashby Road

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3 February 1965: Improvements to signage at Markfield roundabout

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