Blakeney, The Severn Railway Bridge c.1950

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There were only two other bridges on British Railways that were longer than the Severn Bridge: the second Tay (10,711 ft) and the Forth (8296 ft). The Severn carried the railway lines 70 ft above the high water mark, the second Tay 83.5 ft, and the Forth 156 ft. Following the collapse of Sir Thomas Bouch's first Tay Bridge in December 1879, the Severn enjoyed the status of being the country's longest railway bridge until 1887.

Memories of Blakeney

Holidays

It's just great to look at the old pictures of Blakeney's High Street, it seems almost like yesterday when I used to walk from my gran's house in the row of cottages where the railway bridge used to be. We used to go on holiday every year from our house in Haverhill, Suffolk. I remember it used to take nearly all day ...Read full memory

1945 1962

My memory goes back to 1945, my surname was Virgo and I lived in Cluster Cottage next to the brook. I remember standing by the brook with my cat in my arms; I must have been about 4 years old. A man took a photo of the brook with me on it, it was on a post card. I went to High Street church, was in the choir ...Read full memory

Brooke

When I was small, my brother and I used to play at the brooke near the school. I went too. We used to put our feet in the water and try to catch fish. When we were older and the waterfall was low we used to walk over it. There was pear trees on the same side where we lived we had fun with them, eating the pears. ...Read full memory

Family Evenings Out.

I cannot remember the exact years, about 1950, when my Mother and Father used to take me and my cousin for a walk from our house at Lensbrook Cottage through six fields (which is a public footpath), and arrive at Severn Bridge Hotel. We used to go into the clubroom and Mrs Gertie Harris, the Landlady ...Read full memory

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