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TITLE
Roadwork, 1930
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0383
DATE OF IMAGE
1930
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40258
KEYWORDS
Roadworks
Lorry
Mechanical Shovel
Excavator
Passing Place
Health and Safety.
Roadwork, 1930

Early efforts at road widening. Over the years the old single track roads with passing places have slowly but surely given way to modern two lane carriageways. Compare this with the picture here. A simple passing place is being constructed with the use of a mechanical digger. The use of a digger and a lorry compared with a pick and shovel to fill a horse drawn cart would have been a big advance. Note too the lack of Health and Safety measures, no protective helmets or fluorescent overalls. The lorry registration AV was issued by Aberdeenshire County Council.


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Roadwork, 1930

1930s

Roadworks; Lorry; Mechanical Shovel; Excavator; Passing Place; Health and Safety.

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

Early efforts at road widening. Over the years the old single track roads with passing places have slowly but surely given way to modern two lane carriageways. Compare this with the picture here. A simple passing place is being constructed with the use of a mechanical digger. The use of a digger and a lorry compared with a pick and shovel to fill a horse drawn cart would have been a big advance. Note too the lack of Health and Safety measures, no protective helmets or fluorescent overalls. The lorry registration AV was issued by Aberdeenshire County Council. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a>