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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Bridge


Vaxhaull Bridge as it looks today.  This bridge was officially opened in 1906 which makes it one of London's historic bridges.

However there has been a bridge here for a lot longer than a mere century as the plaque on the shore tell us:


8 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

The las sentance made me smile, furtile for Farming, afraid London made that dissapear long ago.
Nice bit of History

Adullamite said...

The banks of the Thames there must be awash with ancient remains, large and small.

MastHoliday said...

Nice shot of the bridge!!

Sharon said...

What an interesting bit of history!

Mandy Southgate said...

Great photo! You must have been standing right in front of where we stayed the other day.

Linda said...

So how do they know people threw spears in the water to please the gods as opposed to say, spear-fishing?

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

The notice is delightful. Although the Thames is wide it is, nowadays, tame. The idea of it having islands and overflowing and being a danger (well, in some ways it still is though that's not what one thinks of on first view) . . . a jolt to the imagination!

Incidentally, I think I've been remiss in letting all my Pictures Just Pictures followers know I now post at Message in a Milk Bottle
I've had a break over the summer and am back.

Babzy said...

interesting history :)

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