Sandy, Girtford Bridge 1925

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Caption for Sandy, Girtford Bridge 1925: Moving south we cross the River Ivel by the Girtford Bridge to reach the town of Sandy on the Great North Road, the A1. The bridge is built in greensand stone, which in Bedfordshire is actually dark brown owing to a high iron content in the rock. The bridge is late 18th-century, but the central date plaque seen here from the north-east bank on the Sandy side of the river is illegible. To the right is the garden of Ivel Cottage.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Sandy


I lived in Sandy between about 1963 and 1979 and have seen changes even in that short time. It was a fairly quiet village when we first came in spite of the adjacent A1. I went to St Swithuns school in St Neots Road, then Sandy County Primary School and Sandye Place (Sec Mod) school. There wasn't an awful lot to do in those (...Read full memory)

Seen every day but nearly always missed, was the sign above the hairdressers, the one with the shade down and owned by E. Curtis, it was still possible to see the sign at the top, just below the guttering, that said it was the site where the public could go and have a bath.

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Caption for Sandy, Girtford Bridge 1925: Moving south we cross the River Ivel by the Girtford Bridge to reach the town of Sandy on the Great North Road, the A1. The bridge is built in greensand stone, which in Bedfordshire is actually dark brown owing to a high iron content in the rock. The bridge is late 18th-century, but the central date plaque seen here from the north-east bank on the Sandy side of the river is illegible. To the right is the garden of Ivel Cottage.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

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