The construction of the A52 at Willowcroft Road, Spondon, 1956-57
A set of photographs taken and developed by my father (who lived less than 100 metres away from these works) in the winter of 1956-57.
The first picture shows the construction of the A52, which would eventually split Kirk Leys Avenue into two separate roads – North (on the left hand side of this image) and South.
The second and third pictures show the bridge supports, ready for the carriageway to be built across Willowcroft Road.
Next are three pictures of the foundations and drainage of the carriageway being built, facing towards Derby.
Finally, a picture taken from the western side of the bridge, facing towards Derby. Spondon Methodist Church can be clearly seen on the right hand side of the frame.
If you enjoyed looking at these photographs, you might also be interested in these pictures of Spondon Garage, taken in 1952.