Newspaper cutting re. Cwm Bypass
HOW long can you put up with the noise?
That’s the challenge one gutsy woman on Marine Street in Cwm wants to put to Welsh Office Minister Peter Hain as the bypass campaign hots up.
Marilyn Meyrick, who has lived on the troubled street all her life, wants to invite the Mr Hain into her home for a cup of tea – and let him experience the traffic hell.
“I’d like him to sit in my lounge with the window open, just for a quarter of an hour, and see if he can stick the noise and fumes we have to endure every day,” said the 61-year-old.
“It’s dreadful and it’s getting worse,” she said.
“I can’t open my front windows because if I do it’s just misery.
“We’ve put up with it for far too long.”
Mrs Meyrick has seen countless accidents in the road, and says it’s a miracle none has been serious.
She diced with death when one lorry jack-knifed as it went over the bridge and hurtled towards the front wall of the Conservative Club.
Fortunately the wagon ground to a halt halfway up the pavement just a few metres from where Mrs Meyrick, the secretary of the club, was working at the time.
“It was such a shock to see how close it had come to hitting the wail,” she said.
“I had a lucky escape.”
Date of coverage1998
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