MARKERS on a motorway near Bradford have been listed to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The M62 junction 22 Yorkshire/Lancashire commemorative markers and plaques, now Grade II-listed, are one of six historic sites that have been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Historic England’s advice, in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Ranging from a theatre and an archive to a church and markers on a major motorway, the listings show some of the many places from Her Majesty’s reign and reflect the important social, technical and cultural changes which have taken place over the past 70 years.

 

Construction of the M62 ended in 1970 with the completion of the final stretch through the Pennines.

The new motorway opened to traffic in 1971 and became the country's highest motorway, reaching a summit of 372 metres across the Lancashire-Yorkshire border.

It was opened by the Queen and two plaques on pyramidal marker stones were built, one on each side of the M62, which runs through the two counties.

The markers, in Sowerby Bridge, show the symbols of the Red Rose of the House of Lancaster and the White Rose of the House of York.