Taxal Bridge

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#3014 Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm

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I've just found this photo - said to be taken in 1845 - that I think shows Taxal Packhorse Bridge. But I'm not sure. Just wondered if anyone can tell me.

I also found a wonderful old photo here http://www.negh.co.uk/whaleybridgephoto ... &photo=405 that's quite different. So perhaps it's not the same bridge. Or perhaps it's a later version.

Is it ok to put your photo on the Goyt Valley website? (Including credit and link of course).

And any history of the bridge would also be much appreciated.

Thanks,



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#3015 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Wed May 08, 2019 12:26 pm

http://www.whaleybridge.net/forum/resou ... a=1173&b=1

Hello David,

This is a link to the Old Taxal Bridge.

Somewhere on the forum I once did a list of all the bridges in The Goyt Valley but I have no idea where it is now. There is so much stuff on here now.

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#3016 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Wed May 08, 2019 12:58 pm

Thanks for the response, R. S-S.

I tried searching the forum but couldn't track down your info.

If you ever come across it, I'd be grateful if you could let me know...

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#3017 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by Norm » Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 pm

R. S-S Contacted me about the link. That forum is being a bit awkward, this is the photo in the link but we would need more info about the thread from R. S-S.
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#3018 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Wed May 08, 2019 8:25 pm

Ok Norm. Thanks for taking a look at this. And good luck with the search. I very much hope you can track down R.S-S's original thread.

David



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#3019 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by chulme » Thu May 09, 2019 7:45 am

The bridge in your picture looks very much like the 17th-century 'Roman Bridge' near Marple.

https://www.marplewebsitedesign.co.uk/i ... open05.jpg

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#3020 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Thu May 09, 2019 8:17 am

Mystery solved! I'm sure you're right, Charlie. Many thanks.

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#3022 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Sat May 11, 2019 6:08 pm

Just a quick note to say I've posted something on the Goyt Valley website about Taxal Bridge and the 1854 photo;

https://goyt-valley.org.uk/taxal-bridge/

I hope everyone's ok with my copying the photos from your website.

I've tried to get in as many acknowledgements and links as pos!

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#3023 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by Norm » Sun May 12, 2019 10:34 am

drstir wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:08 pm
I hope everyone's ok with my copying the photos from your website.
I am sure everyone is fine with it, we have never bothered because history is for everyone. In the same way photos should not be left in a draw to fade away.



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#3024 Re: Taxal Bridge

Post by drstir » Sun May 12, 2019 5:16 pm

I completely agree Norm. But it's amazing how many people hide them away under lock and key. I think you've done an amazing job with your Whaley Bridge websites. All power to your elbow :D



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