Streets ahead of its time

New bypass at Staverton
New bypass at Staverton

This photo comes from April 1990 and was found in the Daventry Express archives.

The picture marks the end of 50 years of campaigning for the residents of Staverton as their new bypass was officially opened.

The road cost £1.1. million and ran for just 700 metres.

The new road was designed to stop vehicles travelling along the Daventry-Leamington route from having to pass through the centre of Staverton and its narrow streets, passing close to the village’s primary school.