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On 18/04/2021 08:56, Peter Able wrote:
On 17/04/2021 18:08, gareth evans wrote:
After watching the re-run of this WWII film on the TV, I
wonder when country roads in Brit becane tarmacced, because
the roads in that film look like rolled gravel.

Tyrley, same village as in Goodnight Mr Tom and
as in The Vicar of Dibley.

I find these B&W pre-1950 films to be an interesting
record of real life before plastic and electronics
turned everything make-believe

Look up tarmacadam on Wikipedia - ~200 years !


Indeed, but by and large 'dirt' roads of crushed stone were the norm
until well into the 20th century.

As a boy post war, most roads were tarmaced - but not all, in the country.

Whereas I think pre WWI very few were.

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