Building    From 12/10/1967 

Marylebone Flyover

Categories: Transport

This flyover is one end of a short disconnected piece of motorway, the Westway, constructed 1964-70 to relieve congestion, back in the days when this was thought to be the solution. It was part of a master-plan involving ring roads and radial roads that would have seen the destruction of huge swathes of London. The costs and the opposition were great (LondonRemembers remembers being dragged away from the Beatles on pirate radio to help in the Archway Road campaign) and most of it was cancelled in 1973.

RBK Local Studies has some early photos 'Under the Westway'.

2017: An appreciation by Ian Visits on the 50th anniversary.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Marylebone Flyover

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Marylebone Flyover

Marylebone Flyover Opened by Mr Desmond Plummer TD, JP, leader of the Greater...

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Euston Arch

Euston Arch

The massive Doric arch, designed by Philip Hardwick, was the entrance to the original 1837 Euston Station which was on Drummond Street (which used to run further east than it does now) quite close ...

Building, Transport

2 memorials
Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Sailor. Born Harwich, Essex (His birth year is approximate). He moved to Rotherhithe in London and became master of the Mayflower from at least 1609. The ship was usually employed in transporting g...

Person, Transport, USA

2 memorials
Croydon Tram Derailment

Croydon Tram Derailment

The tram carrying 69 passengers, had left New Addington bound for Wimbledon. At 6.07 a.m. as it approached Sandilands station on a sharp bend, it overturned on its right side. Seven passengers were...

Event, Tragedy, Transport

2 memorials
Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station

Art Deco style purpose-built coach station, the largest in Britain.  Opened  by London Coastal Coaches, an association of coach operators. Architects were Wallis, Gilbert and Partners. Ian Visits g...

Building, Transport

1 memorial
National Railway Heritage Award

National Railway Heritage Award

From their website: "We are the only Awards body dedicated to encouraging and rewarding best practice in the restoration and continued upkeep of our rich heritage of railway and tramway buildings a...

Group, Craft / Design, History, Transport

1 memorial