The old crossing gates

By JohnWeeks

In October 1970 the old level crossing gates at St. Margarets were replaced with "continental barriers".  Here are a couple of pictures which I took shortly before the work started and two more whilst work was in progress.  I'm sorry the quality is not that good, but they were taken on slides.  During the time we lived in the village I must have spent hours waiting for the gates to open.  The first two pictures give an indication as to the amount of traffic in those days as well as showing some period vehicles.

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