• Caerphilly Castle 12 October 2016

    Looking north over the moat and lakes at Caerphilly Castle. The castle was built in the 13th Century as part of the domination of Glamorgan. It is the second largest castle in Britain, and was the first constructed with concentric defences, covering 30 a…

  • Bridge Plaque, Road Bridge, Chirk, Denbighshire 15 September 2016

    A Horsehay Company plaque on the bridge over the railway track at the northern end of Chirk Tunnel and immediately before the railway station. In the early 1750s, Abram Darby II started up a new iron works at Horsehay, then little more than a farm. In 18…

  • River Tawe, Swansea 5 October 2016

    Looking upstream up the Tawe from the Sail Bridge towards the Quay Street Bridge.


  • Sail Bridge, Swansea Marina 5 October 2016

    The 140 metre Sail Bridge traversing the River Tawe. Built in 2003 it is supported from a single, central mast with the cable stays radiating in a fan shape.

  • Maker's Plaque, Sappers Bridge, Old Church Road, Betws-y-Coed 14 September 2016

    In 1917, an engineer unit was encamped in the field on the far side of the bridge. They being sappers (sappers always want to build bridges), erected a wooden bridge here as a short cut into the village. This was swept away by floods after the war and thi…

  • Sappers Bridge, Old Church Road, Betws-y-Coed 14 September 2016

    In 1917, an engineer unit was encamped in the field on the far side of the bridge. They being sappers (sappers always want to build bridges), erected a wooden bridge here as a short cut into the village. This was swept away by floods after the war and thi…


  • Sappers Bridge, Old Church Road, Betws-y-Coed 14 September 2016

    In 1917, an engineer unit was encamped in the field on the far side of the bridge. They being sappers (sappers always want to build bridges), erected a wooden bridge here as a short cut into the village. This was swept away by floods after the war and thi…

  • Lamp Post, Victoria Bridge, Castle Green, Hereford 28 September 2016

    One of four lamp posts on the "corners" of the bridge. They were produced at Walter McFarlane's Saracen Foundry in Glasgow. The Saracen Foundry was the Possilpark foundry of Walter McFarlane & Co Ltd. The foundry was established in 1850 in Saracen Lane,…

  • Victoria Bridge, Castle Green, Hereford 28 September 2016

    Looking across the Victoria Bridge from the Bishop's Meadow bank of the Wye. Money was raised by public subscription to build the bridge to mark Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. It was opened in 1898 and handed to the citizens of Hereford. It links…


  • Victoria Bridge, Castle Green, Hereford 28 September 2016

    Looking across the Victoria Bridge from the Castle Green side of the River Wye. Money was raised by public subscription to build the bridge to mark Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. It was opened in 1898 and handed to the citizens of Hereford. It li…

  • Waterloo Bridge, A5 Holyhead Road, Betws-y-Coed 14 September 2016

    This, the seventh cast iron bridge to be built, was erected by Thomas Telford as part of his improvement of the London-Holyhead Road. Although constructed in 1815, the bridge was not erected until 1816. In 1923 it was strengthened and refurbished, and in…

  • Bridge 48AW, Llangollen Canal, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    Bridge 48AW, between Pentrefelin and the Chain Bridge Hotel.


  • Horse Give Way Sign, Llangollen Canal, Abbey Road, Langollen 13 September 2016

    We set out on a long walk in glorious sunshine. On our return, about an hour from our B&B, the heavens opened, the rain came down "like out of a bucket" as the Russians say, and we were grateful of some shelter afforded by the bridge carrying Abbey Road o…

  • Chirk Aqueduct, Llangollen Canal, Chirk 15 September 2016

    By the time we had walked through the Chirk Tunnel and returned over Station Road, the mist had cleared, yielding to bright sunshine. The Chirk Aqueduct was built in 1801 by Thomas Telford, to carry the Llangollen Canal over the River Ceiriog. The aquedu…

  • Chirk Aqueduct, Llangollen Canal, Chirk 15 September 2016

    The northern end of the Chirk Aqueduct, its railway sibling as invisible in the early morning mist as the southern end of the aqueduct. Viewed from above the southern portal of the Chirk Tunnel. The Chirk Aqueduct was built in 1801 by Thomas Telford, to…


  • Chirk Aqueduct, Llangollen Canal, Chirk 15 September 2016

    Dense early morning mist is starting to burn off. The right hand boat, having traversed the tunnel, is about to set off across the Chirk Aqueduct; The left hand boat has switched on his front lights in preparation for entering the Chirk Tunnel. The 470 y…

  • Thomas Telford Bridge, A5, Chirk Bank, Shropshire 12 September 2016

    A bridge built over the River Ceiriog by Thomas Telford in 1793.

  • Canal Bridge 21W, Llangollen Canal, Chirk 12 September 2016

    A canal boat negotiating Bridge 21W near Chirk.


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