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The old Holmsley to Burley road


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The old Holmsley to Burley road
The old Holmsley to Burley road
The original road from Holmsley to Burley, date unknown, but probably 1910s/1920s judging by the road surface. The section of road running downhill in the distance is still in use, although it now carries on to the left to the present day cattle grid, rather than turning left towards the small white painted bridge.

Closer to the camera, the road leading to Holmsley Station can be seen on the left of the photo, while the road closest to the camera carries on up a steep hill to join the A35 just above the railway bridge. A tricky junction at the best of times due to the lack of visibility, it was particularly difficult in mid-winter, when finding grip was matter of skill in the days before icy roads in outlying areas were salted and gritted.

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Trees and bushes in this March 2012 photo make it impossible to see the entire road as shown in the old photo. In the top photo, the road to Holmsley Station can just be seen as a patch of grass on the left. The road to Burley continues further along, curving to the left, just before the white painted bridge.


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