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ST8559
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Hilperton Wharf : Parsons Bridge no. 167 : Balls Bridge no. 168 : Ladydown Aqueduct (railway) : Biss Aqueduct : Ladydown Bridge no. 169 : :

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1977
ST8559 : Parsons Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal, in 1977 by Dr Neil Clifton
Seen from the east. When the bridge was photographed in 1977 it was of little consequence, leading only to agricultural land on the north side of the canal, but since then it has been rebuilt and now the bridge carries a metalled road leading to the marina buildings and some new houses.
by Dr Neil Clifton



2004
ST8559 : Parsons Bridge - No 167 - K&A Canal near Trowbridge 2004 by Maurice Pullin
This is the replacement for the "old" Parsons Bridge built in the same place if not at the same angle.
The stone from the bridge shown in Dr. Clifton's photo was used to build a bridge for the towpath over the entrance to the new marina a few yards behind the camera position.
The boat on the left is turning into Hilperton Wharf chandlery and services.
by Maurice Pullin



2004
ST8559 : Balls Bridge - No.168 - Kennet & Avon Canal nr.Trowbridge 2004 by Maurice Pullin
Some interesting comparisons with photos by Dr. Neil Clifton in this square taken in 1977.
by Maurice Pullin



1977
ST8559 : Biss Aqueduct, Ladydown Aqueduct and Balls Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
Looking from the west, this is where the canal passes over two aqueducts close together: the nearer is the Biss Aqueduct over the River Biss, then comes the Ladydown Aqueduct over the railway. In the distance can be seen Balls Bridge, on the far side of Ladydown Aqueduct. Balls Bridge carries a footpath with right of way.
by Dr Neil Clifton



1977
ST8559 : Ladydown Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
This bridge, seen here from the east, appears to be an accommodation bridge belonging to Lady Down Farm which is close by. No footpath or cart track appears to cross the bridge.
by Dr Neil Clifton



2003
ST8559 : Ladydown Bridge - No,169 - Kennet & Avon Canal 2003 by Maurice Pullin
A farm accommodation bridge which appears to be little used.
An industrial part of Trowbridge appears in the background.
by Maurice Pullin



2010 ST8559 : Staverton Marina by Graham D| 2005 ST8559 : Hilperton Wharf by Phil Williams



ST8459
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2005 ST8459 : Kennet & Avon Canal by Michel Van den Berghe

ST8359
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Widbrook Bridge no. 170 :

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2007
ST8359 : 2007 : Canal Towpath near Widbrook by Maurice Pullin
The nearby marina provides moorings which helps reduce the number of boats requiring on line moorings, as seen here. British Waterways make a charge for boaters wishing to moor in any one place for more than 14 days. Depending on one's point of view this is seen as:
A: a reasonable attempt by British Waterways to maximise income from their assets.
B: British Waterways screwing as much as they can from the boaters.
by Maurice Pullin



2007
ST8359 : 2007 : Bradford on Avon Marina by Maurice Pullin
Formerly known as Widbrook Marina the basin was dug out in the early 1990's following the restoration of the Kennet & Avon Canal. It has facilities for boat owners as well as moorings and a hire fleet.
The Gongoozler public house and restaurant is also prominent here. LinkExternal link
by Maurice Pullin



1997
ST8359 : Widbrook Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
Although it does not look like a very important bridge from canal level, Widbrook Bridge, seen here from the east, carries the main A363 between Bradford and Trowbridge.
by Dr Neil Clifton



2009 ST8359 : Canal-side garden, The Locks B&B, Bradford-on-Avon by Rob Purvis| 2005 ST8359 : Bridge 170 on the K&A by Stephen Bashford



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