Thursday, 16 October 2008

Haslingden By-pass - Opening Day photos etc from 1981...




























We have been kindly given fifteen lovely aerial photos showing the By-Pass during construction in the 1980s, besides the by-pass on historic record you will note some really interesting views of the nearby areas, some of which have changed quite a bit.  Our thanks go to Alan Gardner who has kindly allowed these rare aerial photographs to be shown on the Haslingden Old and New Site. 

Bentgate/Sykeside/Broadway (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: Kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Shows also part of the Cricket Club, Auction Mart, Woolpack, Old Syke Side Mill before the Garden Centre or pre Tescos
A closer view of the Bentgate roundabout under construction in the 1980s (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
Construction of Bridges and Roundabout at Bentgate, also shows Auction Mart and Sykeside Mill (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
Construction of Bridge etc against Victoria Park and Helmshore Road (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Closer photo of construction on Helmshore Road (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Showing the construction at the bottom of Grane Road with Grane Road Mill and Flash Mill (Click over to enlarge)
Also it is just prior to where they joined up with the original railway track which you can see here to the mid right of the
photo.  Photo: Aerial photo kindly shared by Alan Gardner

Shows the point where the bypass intercepts with the old railway track and the continues to use the old railway track
for the distance until you get half way along Rising Bridge Road road where it then branches off and another new
section of road was made up to the roundabout at Rising Bridge and then onward.
Aerial photo: thanks to Alan Gardner
This has to be one of the highlight photos which shows the construction coming along from Grane Road and following
the railway track past Lambers Mill at Carrs and to the point which was North Hag having been removed for the by pass and comes to the point where the Old railway station was. It also shows the bottom of Station Road with the Station Pub and
the houses of Booth Street.
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing. 
The area of Nags Head having been taken out for the by pass (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo kindly shared with us by Alan Gardner.
This is the area of the original railway and sidings from Haslingden Station and
shows Martin Croft Farm on the left and the old CWS Brittania Mill on the right.
(Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us
This one shows the construction which followed the old railway track and you can see the bridge being built with the
temporary ring road.  Its right at the point where our House was at 110 Hud Hey Road and they also besides removing
two more houses adjoined to ours, they demolished the full row of houses on the opposite site.  Also lots of
temporary caravan places on Tom Barnes's old fields, thankfully the old Oak is still there!
Aerial photo kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner

A closer photo of the area shown earlier (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us

A closer photo of the area shown earlier (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us

This shows the area of construction that follows Rising Bridge Road using the foundations of the old railway
track which you can see the bypass branching away roughly at the point of where the last house on Rising
Bridge Road is and then shortly before it joins the main roundabout at Winfields.
Aerial Photo kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
This is the last photo in the collection and we go back to the Bentgate area showing construction before the
roundabout is made (Click over to enlarge)