Foreign News: Great West Road

Road improvement schemes have figured largely in the plans of past Governments for relief of the unemployed. Only last year, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden earmarked $25,000,000 for road building.

Recently his Majesty the King opened a section of the Great West Road, commonly called the Bath road, which runs from London to Bath. A fine stretch of road already joins Bath to Bristol and a further stretch of improved road is to connect Bristol with Exeter and Plymouth.

The foundation of the Great West Road is of 12 in. of stone or other...

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