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Beyond Dartford, where Roman Road and Modern Speedway part company

Beyond Dartford, where Roman Road and Modern Speedway part company

Three miles out of Dartford the new arterial road to Rochester, that has recently been cut, sweeps grandly through the valley, leaving the old Roman highway that was Watling Street to climb laboriously the hill on the left. In few parts of the country is it thus possible to see the oldest of British roads and the most modern speedway side by side. But though modern road engineering has had its way in this district, the main track still passes over a land rich in Roman memories.

Other pictures from Historic Scenes along the Dover Road


London Bridge to-day, London's great South-East Artery

Past the Old Church at Dartford, and Bexley Heath

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