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Bedford Photographic Memories

Bedford Photographic Memories

The photo 'Sandy, Girtford Bridge 1925' appears in this book.

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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.

Other Memories from Sandy

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.

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 days, only the rec' or the Sandhills to go and play. The old corn mill was still standing, but ...see more

Added 11 January 2013

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