Billy Mill celebrates 100 years of the roundabout

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    "THE traffic roundabout is 100 years old this year. The first British roundabout was built in Letchworth Garden City in Hertforshire in 1909. Tynemouth County Borough Surveyor proposed that a new road be constructed from Newcastle to Whitley Bay using unemployed unskilled workers coming home from the Great War. Colonel Wilfred Ashley MP, Transport Minister, opened the Coast Road in 1927. He cut the tape at Chillingham Road after which the cavalcade of buses and cars travelled down the five miles of 30ft wide single carriageway to the Tynemouth end at Billy Mill Roundabout to cut the tape......"
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