Mystery Bridge

Where is it?

By Pauline Marples

Two photo's from the late Derek Johnson of Forest Town collection. Derek took many photos around the area, these two are not dated or named, maybe someone can say where they were taken.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Mystery Bridge' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Mystery Bridge' page
This page was added on 26/04/2013.
Comments about this page

Top photo! looks like the old packmans bridge over the River Maun to Spa Ponds,[Garabaldi] At the top of the hill is the location of Beeston Lodge, Prince John's hunting Lodge, a wall from the ruins is still there, the stone I believe was used in the construction of the Flood Dykes.

By Tom Shead
On 28/04/2013

Correction!!! On looking at the top photo AGAIN I think it is the bridge over the flood dykes. To the rear of the bridge is a copse of Chestnut trees leading to Smalldale, a natural depression about 50ft below the level of the flood dykes. Smalldale was a landfill site in the 70s. The dyke does not appear to have any water in so I would put the date of the photo about late 60s The bridge was at the crossroads, on the flood dykes, turn left for Green Lane, right for Spa Ponds coming from Woodhouse. The bottom photo is the bridge over the Maun.

By Tom Shead
On 30/04/2013

I was told by a mate (in the mid 60's and knows that area pretty well himself) that it looked like the old Sookholme bridge as silt had built up and the new bridge is a little further down the road. As work had begun on the new bridge, the river/stream had been diverted as well. Whether or not this to be true, I don't know as I cannot back it up as yet.

By Pete Bennett
On 23/08/2013

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