Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sepia Saturday 67 - Barnstaple Long Bridge

I've not been a Sepia Saturday 'themer' for a few weeks now, so thought this week I'd try and stay on topic. Here's a vintage postcard of the Long Bridge, Barnstaple, Devon. A beautiful part of the country if you've not been. Last Easter we spent a few days nearby and managed a great family bike ride along the Tarka Trail, taking in Barnstaple en route.




Long Bridge, Barnstaple, Devon

More vintage postcards on my web site

16 comments:

  1. The bridge doesn't look like anything special on the card, but I looked it up and discovered that it has an amazing history.

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  2. Looks like it would be quite a long bridge to bike over. Hope it was bicycle friendly.

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  3. @Postcardy - yes, I would normally have spent some time researching and sharing some history, but as we hit the end of the financial year work is manic so only had time for the shortest of posts this week.

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  4. I'm curious to compare these old pictures with the new ones of those places :-)
    Nice blog, really, I'm looking forward to the next post ;-)

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  5. What a wonderful old postcard. Would be a great addition to someone's genealogy files, if they had family there at the time the post card was posted.

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  6. What a lovely bridge and it so rmeinds me of our Stone Arch Bridge in St. Paul, built by James J. Hill! Bridges are simply fabulous! Great post using the theme !!!

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  7. such a pretty bridge. love the arches. the village in the background looks lovely.
    nancy

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  8. Love the arched bridges too, one of my favorite things to draw and paint. There is nothing around here but steel.
    QMM

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  9. I got lost in Barnstaple. Driving on my own, map in the passenger seat, me driving on a foreign side of the road. Unfortunately that's all I remember about Barnstaple. I can say I missed the bridge and feel the less for it. I can also say it's the only time I got lost on my entire month long drive through Britain.

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  10. There is a starkness and a simplicity about the image that reflects the times. I have not been to that part of the country for years - I hope to make up for it soon.

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  11. It looks like a loooong bridge! Jo

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  12. Oh I haven't been in Devon for many years and sadly, living in NZ, I won't be back in a hurry either. This looks a very long bridge. I love English history and this bridge certainly does have a lot of history - I googled it!

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  13. I counted 12 or 13 arches in this bridge and there are probably more off on the left-hand side. I have only every passed through Devon. I have obviously missed out.

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  14. That is a wonderful image. I love getting a peek of the village at the other end.

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  15. I like this bridge a lot with it's stone/brick arches. The rhythm is just wonderful. I also like the town behind the bridge. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. An interesting town to Google. I LOVE the outline of the buildings on the horizon...

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