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Newspaper article covering the villagers of Shrivenham recording the traffic flow through the village to strengthen the argument for a by-pass
Document explaining the plan of action for the by-pass
An official invitation to attend the by-pass opening ceremony/celebration
The local people were invited to walk the new by-pass before it was opened to traffic
There was also a pram race along the new road
Walker Marilyn Jeans, Pam and Alex Hale
Walkers half way along the route of the by-pass
Nearing the end of the walk and the by-pass at Bourton Wharf
The view from the by-pass looking towards Shrivenham
The Certificate of Victory - the opening of the by-pass

The Shrivenham By-Pass debate & victory

After years of campaigning and general debate, it was finally agreed by central government  that Shrivenham should have a By-Pass. If you can imagine all the traffic that uses the by-pass today, passing directly through Shrivenham High Street, it would be horrifying - but that is exactly what used to happen pre 1984.

This is a file made up of newspaper cuttings and other documents that show how the villagers of Shrivenham gathered their evidence in the 1970's for a By-Pass. It also has photos of the people involved at the time and a certificate after the By-Pass was opened in 1984.

There are also some photos of local people, donated by Lindsey Skelt, who were able to walk the length of the new road just before it was opened for traffic.


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