Forton Services


Below are new and recent additions to the site

Please note, due to almost daily spamming the guestbook section of this site has been removed. If you wish to contact me with any comments or suggestions for the site, please use the e-mail link on the Links page, Many thanks, Andy


 Update - January 12th 2009

Local Interest

New photo - Preston Bypass, Salmsbury approach

Map - Preston Bypass 1961

Photo - Sub base laid at Hampson Green slip road

Photo - Opening Ceremony of the Lancaster Bypass

Map - Lancaster Bypass 1961

Odds & Sods

M6 coach crash near Forton, October 21st 1985 - Details

M6 coach crash October 21st 1985 - Video of the BBC & ITV news reporting the accident


Topic - memories of Forton Services

Update - January 19th 2009

 Local Interest

Photo - Congestion on Morecambe Road Lancaster

Photo - Greyhound Bridge at Lancaster prior to conversion to a road bridge

Photo - Greyhound Bridge opening ceremony leaflet cover

Photo - Skerton Bridge Lancaster 1968 - bus accident

 Update - January 28th 2009

Local Interest

Photo - Arial photo of the Broughton Interchange 1964 & present day

Photo - Arial photo of the Hampson Green 1964 & present day

Update - January 29th 2009

New Page - Personal Memories

 Update - February 2nd 2009

Photo Gallery

Up on the Roof - 10 photos added

Local Interest

Photo - Building the M6 between Kendal & Shap

Update - February 3rd 2009

Local Interest

Photo - Salmsbury construction

Photo - Bypass inauguration

Photo - North Escarpment construction

Photo - Police on the bypass

Link - Opening day booklet Preston Bypass (PDF)

Link - Opening day booklet Lancaster Bypass (PDF)

Link - Opening Day booklet, Greyhound Bridge, Lancaster (PDF)

Odds & Sods

Arial photographs of the site of Forton services - 1940, 1964 & 2001

A Good Read - Books of interest

Update - February 8th 2009

Local Interest

Photo - First motorway sign

Photos -  5 various images of Preston Bypass construction 

Home Page

Photo of the tower

Update - February 22nd 2009

Local Interest

Photos - 14 various images of Preston Bypass

Update - February 28th 2009

Local Interest

Photos - 10 various images of the M6 through Shap & Tebay, early 1970's

Odds & Sods

Photo of car on northbound car park, mid 1960's

Update - June 6th 2009

Odds & Sods

2007 site plans

                                             Update - July 30th 2009

9 Phtos Southwaite Services 1970's, 1980's


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