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Great West Road Opening, 1925

Great West Road lined with poles supporting bunting, two cars drivign towards photographer surrounded by crowds of people

Roger Davis has provided 9 photos taken at the opening of the Great West Road, 30th May 1925, by King George V and Queen Mary.

'Brentford & Chiswick As It Was' includes more information about this major road project: the first by-pass of Brentford High Street.

This photo shows two cars passing along the newly opened road with an excited crowd pressing in on them: many happy faces, hats waved, hands raised. In the background smartly uniformed firemen have climbed 50' high ladders at each side of the road and a banner strung across the road reads 'Heston & Isleworth'. The car nearest the photographer contained the royal couple.

If you recognise anyone in the crowd please get in touch.