Inner ring road bridge was under construction
This fascinating view showing the construction of part of Derby’s inner ring road was taken almost 50 years ago.
It shows just how much this area of Derby city centre has changed in the last five decades.
It was sent to Bygones some years ago by Allestree resident Stan Humphreys, who explained that he had taken the view from the top of Derby Cathedral tower after gaining permission to capture the changing face of the then town from this unique vantage point.
The photograph shows the construction of a new crossing for the River Derwent, the Holmes Bridge, and the Darwin Place car park in 1970.
In the foreground can be seen the distinctive building which formerly housed the Royal Standard pub (now the Tap), at the junction of Exeter Place and Derwent Street.