The Great Western Way is a pedestrian footpath and cycleway built over the culminating section of the Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway Line. The original line was constructed in the 1850s and closed over 100 years later in 1964. Bought by the Hereford City Council for just £1, the 2.2km of track was landscaped in 1983 as a 5m-wide traffic free tarmac footpath and cycle way.
This series comprises of 37 35mm colour slides all stored in a container labelled “Great Western Way”. The majority of slides show the stretch between Broomy Hill and Red Hill Junction. Other slides show pathways leading from the Great Western Way, bridges that the Great Western Way travel over, and the Wye Valley Walk.
Original reference numbers 1 – 25 are included in the item-level description. CL50/9/26-37 were not annotated with reference numbers from the Surveyor’s Department.
Quantity and format: 37 colour slides.
Size: 1 ½ x 1 inches.