M6 Motorway, M6, Swynnerton, Stafford, Staffordshire. A view of the construction of the Birmingham to Preston Motorway (M6), showing a Priestman Lion excavator placing topsoil on batters at Hanchurch. On the left is the north-bound exit and access roads and on the right the south-bound entry from Hanchurch roundabout (Junction 15).
This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with the John Laing Charitable Trust in 2019-20
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Keywords: 1960s, civil engineering, construction, dump truck, machinery, motorway, road