Emotional Day as husband of the bypass campaign, Northamptonshire opens £ 40 million link road - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Emotional Day as husband of the bypass campaign, Northamptonshire opens £ 40 million link road - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A connecting road bypassing two shameful villages in Northamptonshire opened today (Thursday) more than 70 years after the first idea.

The A45 Daventry Development Link, which drives vehicles around Flore and Weedon, was first discussed in the 1940s.

In the following decades, various campaign groups were set up to protect city dwellers from traffic accidents, queues and pollution.

Frances Shepherd, who passed away in 1988, was one of the former leaders of the Flore Bypass Action Group in the 1970s. Her proud husband Duncan was available today to open the road.

Mr. Shepherd said, "She would be happy, just like her colleagues