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General Archive information Lancashire

 North West Region - General Archive Material - Lancashire 

 

The archive for the Lancashire documents is stored at the Lancashire CC Record Office.  Click to see details of this record office, then delete the popover page to return.

The reference number is DDX2286 and the Accession Number 9035.

 

There are 5 boxes of material. Click on the name for access to the detailed list.

Box 1. Promotion and Policy (1)

Box 2. Promotion and Policy (2)

Box 3. Construction

Box 4. Bridges and General design

Box 5. General

 

 

Box 1. Promotion and Policy (1)

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

DATE

AUTHOR/ORIGINATOR

1

'People & Cities: Lancashire - Roads for the future of Lancashire'
A paper presented to the British Road Federation Conference, together with the author's introduction

January 1965

James Drake

2

'Lancashire Needs'
A campaigning document giving some detail of roads promoted by Lancashire County Council including South Lancashire Motorway (became M62), North Liverpool Link to M6 (M58), Blackpool Motorway (M55) and Furness Link to M6 (A590)

c 1967

British Road Federation

3

'Road needs in North Lancashire'
Like 2 above, a campaigning document

c 1971

British Roads Federation (BRF)

4

'Finance and Roads 1972'
A study of road needs and funding

-

British Roads Federation (BRF)
British Industry Roads Campaign

5

'Mid Lancashire Motorway'
A Report on the section of motorway proposed between M6 and M61

1972

County Surveyor of Lancashire
Director of Public Works of Wigan
Borough Engineer and Surveyor of Bolton

6

'District Bank Review - The Benefits and Costs of Motorways'
A periodical published by the District Bank

September 1964

James Drake

7

'The need for a second North-South motorway'
A report on the need for capacity additional to M6

June 1973

Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire County Councils' traffic engineers

8

'The Highway needs of Great Britain'
Papers 6, 7, 9 and 10 at the Institution of Civil Engineers conference

November 1957

Lovell, Harding, Brunner, Nicholas and Wilkes

9

'The Highway needs of Great Britain'
Contribution to ICE conference

November 1957

James Drake

10

Extract from The Lancashire Evening Post
A press extract reporting James Drake's campaign for more funding for roads

12th October 1960

LEP staff

11

Extract from The Guardian
A press extract reporting James Drake's campaign for more funding for roads

12th October 1960

Guardian staff

12

'Strategic Plan for the North West - Paper 6, Regional Transportation'
A paper

1973

North West Joint Planning Team

13

'Observations by the Lancashire County Council on the Strategic Plan for the North West'
The response to 3 above

1974

Lancashire County Council

14

'Freight Facts - 1/80 Road Costs: Do lorries pay their way?'
A paper

1980

Freight Transport Association

15

'The Way Ahead - The cost of congestion'
A paper, one of several published under the general heading of "Roads for the 21st century"

c 1987

British Roads Federation (BRF)

16

'The Way Ahead - Arguments and Issues'
A paper, one of several published under the general heading of "Roads for the 21st century"

c 1987

British Roads Federation (BRF)

17

'Roads Matter - Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire'
A campaigning booklet

Undated but pre-motorway

BRF

18

'New motorways are an investment'
A report on a study tour of continental motorways. Published by BRF

?

Alderman Keith Martin
East Sussex County Council

19

'Roads in England'
A report published by HMSO

31st March 1970

Minister of Transport

20

'Motorways for Lancashire'
A paper presented to the 5th World Meeting of the International Road Federation

September 1966

James Drake

21

'Motorway Progress 20'
One of a series of leaflets

31st October 1969

BRF

22

'Transport Policy in the UK'
A consultation document giving comments on government transport policy. Published by HMSO

May 1978

Charlesworth, Dalglish, Beesley and Gwilliam

23

‘The Highway Needs of Great Britain’
Institution of Civil Engineers Conference (25 pages)

Nov. 1957

Paper by Glanville and Smeed ‘The Basic Requirements for the Roads of Great Britain’,

24

‘The Motorway in Great Britain’
Institution of Municipal Engineers Conference (18 pages)

Jun. 1957

James Drake

25

‘Motorways for Lancashire’
International Road Federation Fifth World Meeting (12 pages)

Sept.1966

James Drake

.26

‘Overloading of Roads in South West Lancashire’
(4 pages of charts showing the forecast of the situation in 1970)

1963

James Drake

27

The North Western Road Construction Unit.
The closure of the Lancashire County Council Sub-Unit (LCCSU)

Nov. 1981

R H N Sinclair

H L Yeadon

28

‘Roads for Industry’
Paper presented at the Public Works Congress. (27 pages)

Dec.1982

H L Yeadon

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Box 2. Promotion and Policy (2)

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

DATE

AUTHOR/ORIGINATOR

1

'Lancashire Roads - Situation Report'
A report on the implementation of Lancashire County Council's Road Plan for Lancashire which was published in 1949

1960

James Drake

2

'The Development of Lancashire's (1949) Road Plan'
A copy of the edition of Traffic Engineering and Control containing an article on the development of the 1949 Road Plan for Lancashire

October 1970

J Drake
E Ogden

3

'The Road Plan for Lancashire'
Address to the All-Party Roads Study Group of the House of Commons

c 1965

James Drake

4

'New Roads for Lancashire'
A campaigning booklet in effect giving a brief summary of Lancashire's 1949 Road Plan

1951

British Road Federation

5

'The Lancashire Road Plan: Twenty Years After'
A paper reprinted from Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

1969

J Drake
J H Dean

6

'Quarter-Way Stage in a County Road Plan'
Paper given to the Public Works and Municipal Services Congress

16th November 1956

James Drake

7

'Roads for the 21st Century'
A paper given to the Lancashire County Engineering Society

13th January 1988

M F Callery

8

'Views on the Promotion of Road Safety'
Introductory remarks and a paper given at the National Safety Congress
Including information on the perceived benefits of motorways

1953

James Drake

9

'The Place of a Modern Road System in the National Economy'
The second Rees Jeffreys triennial lecture, delivered at the Town Planning Institute

8th May 1952

C T Brunner in association with James Drake

10

Papers presented at a Roads Conference organised by Lancashire and Merseyside Industrial Development Association, the British Road Federation and the Lancashire County Council in County Hall Preston

'The Road Plan for Lancashire' and introductory notes

16th October 1953

James Drake

'The effects of better roads - Passenger Transport'

H Bottomley

'The effects of better roads - Industry, Production and Exports'

C B Nixon and V W Pilkington

11

'The Motorway Programme is not finished'
A paper contained in the journal of the Institution of Highways and Transportation

January 1985

Sir James Drake
W R Thompson

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Box 3. Construction

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

DATE

AUTHOR/ORIGINATOR

1

'Highwayman'
The author was a civil engineer and gives a personal memoir of road building between the wars and up to 1967

Published privately in 1991

Christopher Armstrong

2

'Notes for an inspection of motorways in Lancashire'

?

Anonymous and undated but, almost certainly, produced by Lancashire County Surveyor's Department

3

'Department of Transport: Contracting for Roads'
A report on contracting procedures

1992

Comptroller and Auditor General

4

'Contract Procedures and Documents'
A paper detailing procedures for trunk road contracts

c 1998

J M Hood

5

'Lancashire County Engineering Society: 25th Anniversary Symposium'
Envelope containing papers presented at the 25th Anniversary Symposium

1970

LCES

6

'The best use of plant for major road construction'
A paper presented to a meeting of the Institution of Highway Engineers (now the Institution of Highways and Transportation)

15th January 1969

P H Bell of Sir Alfred McAlpine and Sons Ltd, motorway and civil engineering contractors

7

'Visit to motorways under construction in Lancashire'
Details of a visit to Lancashire motorways to commemorate the centenary of the Institution of Municipal Engineers (now absorbed into the Institution of Civil Engineers)

November 1972

Lancashire County Council

8

'Motorways in Lancashire under construction - 1969'
Report discussing progress mainly on M61 and M62

1969

Ministry of Transport (NWRCU)
Lancashire County Council

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Box 4. Bridges and General design

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

DATE

AUTHOR/ORIGINATOR

1

'The Structural Behaviour of Steel and Concrete Box Girder Bridges'
A paper presented to a joint meeting of Institution of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers in London

1971

Chapman, Dowling, Lim and Billington

2

'Steel Bridges in Lancashire'
A paper presented to a conference of the British Constructional Steelwork Association giving details of many Lancashire motorway bridges

1966

J M Smith

3

'Centenary Symposium on Bridges'
Four papers presented to the Lancashire Branch of the North Western Association of the Institution of Civil Engineers

19th February 1986

--

4

'Getting the best roads for our Money'
A booklet on the COBA [cost-benefit analysis] method of appraisal

undated

Department of Transport

5

'Lancashire Bridges'
Notes

1998

H A Hall and J Wallwork

6

'Lancashire Bridges'
A letter giving information on bridges in general and on Preston By Pass in particular, together with a revised version

probably 1998

R W Melville

7

'Design and Construction of curved steel bridges in Lancashire'
A paper presented to the BCSA conference on steel bridges

1968

J Murray and Dr W W Rigbye

8

'Road Note 29 - A guide to the structural design of pavements for new roads'
Design manual. Third Edition

1970

Department of the Environment
Road Research Laboratory

9

'Steps to design a New Motorway (the "39 Steps")'
An undated document outlining step-by-step procedures from conception to construction.
A hypothesised 6-year programme

?

Department of the Environment

10

'Modern British Bridges'
A book with photographs and diagrams of bridges nationwide including many motorway bridges

1965

Dorothy Henry and J A Jerome
published by C R Books Ltd

11

'Economic Justification of Road Works'
Paper presented to the IXth Congress of the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) in Lisbon

1951

Brunner, Gresham Cooke, Cotton and Drake

12

'Floodlighting of Bridges in Lancashire'
A booklet giving details of bridges to be floodlit to mark the inauguration of M62 by HM the Queen

October 1971

County Surveyor's Department
Lancashire County Council

13

'Route Location'
A paper

1999

Stewart Coleman

14

'Large Motorway/Railway Intersection Bridges in the North West'
A short summary of rail/motorway bridges from a railway point of view

1999

Martin S Welsh
formerly Bridge Engineer, British Rail

15

'BR/Highway Authority Agreement for Bridge Construction'
A photocopy of a letter from the Ministry of Transport to British Railways setting out the terms of agreement for the construction of an overline bridge.
(Though this letter relates specifically to a bridge on M62 at Robin Hood sidings on the Manchester-Bolton railway line, it is a good example of virtually standard agreements for such bridges.)

2nd December 1966

Ministry of Transport

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Box 5. General

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

DATE

AUTHOR/ORIGINATOR

1

'The work of the County Surveyor's Department'
Paper giving details of the Department, listing work in progress

c 1972

J M Smith
County Surveyor's Department

2

'Centenary 1985-86'
A booklet giving details of engineering works, including motorways, in the region. (2 copies)

date

North Western Association
Institution of Civil Engineers

3

'Motorways and Industry'
A report of a study

c 1967

University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Published by BRF

4

'Non Trunk Motorways'
A paper emphasising that not all motorways are a government responsibility

1998

W M Johnson

5

'Non Trunk Motorways'
Comments on the above paper

1998

R H N Sinclair

6

'What role for Trunk Roads in England?'
Volume 1 of a consultation paper

1997

DETR

7

'What role for Trunk Roads in England?'
Comments on the paper in 6 above

1997

W M Johnson

8

'The Lighting of Motorways'
A paper

undated but probably 1999

Frank Carroll

9

'Service Areas and Maintenance Compounds'
A paper

1999

John Barnes

10

'Highway Schemes. Accommodation Works'
A paper presented at a seminar in County Hall, Preston

3rd December 1993

Frank Lawton

11

'Drainage Recollections'
A paper reporting Lancashire experience

1999

Malcolm Staines

12

'Motorway Development in Lancashire'
A paper giving the transportation aspects of motorway development in Lancashire

1999

Gordon Holliday

13

'Geology and Soils of Lancashire'
A paper on soils encountered in motorway construction in Lancashire

1999

A C Powell

14

'Highways and Transportation - April 1990'
North Western special edition of the journal of the Institution of Highways and Transportation. Gives many details of motorways in the area covered by the North Western Branch of the Institution - mainly Lancashire and Cheshire

April 1990

Institution of Highways and Transportation

15

'20 years of British Motorways'
Proceedings of an Institution of Civil Engineers conference including papers on policy, research, standards, construction, maintenance, operation and social and economic effects

1980

Institution of Civil Engineers

16

'Roads 1969'
The annual report

1969

British Road Federation

17

'Transport Planning: The men for the job'
Report to the Minister of Transport studying manpower requirements of local authorities

January 1970

Lady Sharp
Published by HMSO

18

'Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings'
Journal containing 5 papers on the London-Birmingham Motorway (M1)

April 1960

Institution of Civil Engineers

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