Work in progress for the initial stage of the widening of this important road, following the erection of the first buildings of the new Preston Barracks. The old blocks are to be seen in the background. The old wall was just by the old guardroom. Compare these with the 1867 and 1957 photographs of the same spot, on the previous page. I should know the year of the photograph, but have forgotten when this work was done, though I believe it to be 1937 or 1938. Note the discipline of those hard days – all men busy working, none leaning on his shovel, and thankful to have a job. The trams finished running in August 1939.

Image Reference: JG_28_089.tif
Date: 1937-1938
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 243x170
Place: Brighton
Additional Information: No comment

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