Photo of Horrabridge, The Bridge 1898

Horrabridge, The Bridge 1898

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Memories of Horrabridge

Bagpuss

A section of this photograph was used by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate for one of the opening sequences in the programme Bagpuss. This was confirmed in 1978 when a Horrabridge ...Read full memory

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About this photo

There has been a bridge over the Walkham here since the 11th century. Recent roadworks revealed within the existing structure a much earlier bridge, possibly medieval, around which the present bridge was built. Upstream (right) of the bridge is a weir, at which it is possible to see salmon leaping.