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Brooklands motor racing circuit under construction, Surrey,1906-7

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Brooklands motor racing circuit under construction, Surrey, c1906-c1907. Workmen and horses pictured at the site. Over a nine month period over seven hundred men worked virtually round the clock, seven days a week, the only breaks being on Saturday and Sunday nights. The work involved diverting the river Wey, re-housing smallholders, the felling of thirty acres of woodland and the moving of 350,000 cubic yards of earth. Seven miles of rail track was laid and 200,000 tons of gravel and cement were brought in and cast to make the race track. The circuit had its official opening on June 17th, 1907. Brooklands motor racing circuit under construction, Surrey,

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