An aerial view of construction vehicles carrying out excavation work for the construction of the London to Yorkshire Motorway (M1).
In this image, a 43 RB face shovel is loading a Euclid rear dump truck in the foreground. In the background, a 22 RB dragline is loading 5-ton lorries
Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh
Keywords: 1950s, aerial view, construction, countryside, fields, motorway, rural landscape