The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has provided over 70 Roadside Rests across the UK since the 1950’s.
The Fund’s Trust Deed has as one of the objects to “promote schemes for the provision of roadside parks and open spaces designed to enhance the beauty and attractiveness of the highways”.
As a result, from its early days the Fund supported schemes to create “Roadside Rests” in an era before Motorway Service Stations. Over a period from 1950 to the early part of this century, over 70 such schemes were completed. Although the Trustees no longer see it as their role to encourage new schemes, it does wish to maintain the tradition and history of these facilities.
Can you help identify Rees Jeffreys Roadside Rests?
The Fund’s records of the location and condition of Rees Jeffreys Roadside Rests is rather limited. The Trustees are keen to develop a better, more accurate picture. For this we need the public’s help.
Can you help us in mapping the 70 plus Roadside Rests created by the Fund since the early 1950s? Maybe you live near a Roadside Rest or you may come across one when you are travelling around the UK. You might come across a Roadside Rest whilst you are out walking or you may simply enjoy helping us with this challenge and see how many on our list you can visit.
Please complete the below form with as much information as you have; if you happen to have taken any photographs of the Roadside Rest, please send them to us via e-mail.
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You can find examples of the information we are looking for below. Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is extremely grateful to the members of the public who have sent in photos, information and stories about Roadside Rests across the UK, much of which is included below.