Harry Yeadon, (1922-) civil engineer, was educated at the University of Manchester, and served in the Royal Engineers in the Italian Campaign during World War Two. After being demobbed in 1947 he worked on flood alleviation measures around South West England, before returning to his native Lancashire in 1948, to work on highway improvement schemes. Subsequently he became Assistant ResidentEngineer (Bridges) on Britain’s first motorway, the Preston-By-Pass, completed in 1958. He later played an important role in the development of the motorway network around North West England. Since retiring from the position of County Surveyor and Bridgemaster of Lancashire County Council in 1985 he has played an active part in the Motorway Archive.