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By Stuart Baird, March 4th 2019


In our "From the Archive" feature in podcast 9, we discussed a commemorative booklet printed in advance of the opening of the Charing Cross section of the Glasgow Inner Ring Road and M8 in February 1972.



Bound in red leather, the booklet contains many fascinating facts and figures about the Charing Cross project, along with some stunning images of the project under construction. As this was final piece of the north and west flanks of the ring road to open, there is also some information on the preceding projects, Townhead, Kingston and Woodside.



Flick through the photos to see some of the details contained within the book, and be sure to comment below to let us know what you think. It's certainly one of the rarer items within the Glasgow Motorway Archive.

M8 Glasgow Inner Ring Road - Charing Cross Opening Booklet (1972)