A1 chaos

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Topic Originator: Jenny
Post Date July 3, 2005 @ 6:05 PM
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July 3, 2005 @ 6:05 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Before the bypass was made round Stamford the whole of the A1 traffic had to pass through the town.  At Bank holiday weekends the town became chaotic with traffic and there was a nose to tail line right through the town and onwards to Casterton.  As I cycled along the inside edge of the traffic and hopped in and out of the jam I smiled to see how easily I could get along while they were all sitting in this never-ending queue.  Stamford would come to a standstill and it would prove quite a talking point for townsfolk and was a big event in our lives.  What a relief when the bypass was built.
Editor's Note:  And now the high street  is free of traffic too. What a treat.

John Tyers
October 7, 2008 @ 7:23 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Endless columns of traffic day and night; always something to watch every night of the week there would be groups of men and lads in Red Lion Square just nattering and watching the traffic go by!  Nobody had much cash but everybody seemed to get smartly dressed up?  More of the quality of life which has gone!
Kate: Red Lion Square seems a bit empty now - lots of space but nothing to watch.

April 4, 2009 @ 8:36 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Before Stamford was bypassed - 1958? - the road in Scotgate by the Cromwell pub was said to be the narrowest part of The Great North Road between London and Edinburgh.

October 15, 2009 @ 1:16 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I used to love standing in Red Lion Square watching the traffic crawl through made all the more exciting when huge concrete bridge beams inched their way through on their way from Dow Mac's at Tallington to the new motorway sites. Of course the High Street was open in those days and, in my opinion, the town was livelier for it.