Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday 21 March 2024

A Flashback to Timperley's Railway History

 When Reg visited us last Sunday to go through the pictures for his autobiography, he reminisced about living in Timperley many years ago, and more recently, in 2014, leading a walk for the Railway Ramblers.

He recalls the bridge pictured above (photo taken on my way to BT Photographic to get his pictures scanned) because the walks leader on that occasion was taken ill and at very short notice Reg had to lead the walk. He has sent me the walk description he had to follow to what is described as the 'Black Bridge'.
That's very interesting. We live near a multitude of sites of old railway lines. Here's the current 1:25,000 scale map of the area. I've marked (if you can spot it) our house as 'Home', and the Black Bridge is just next to a long footway tunnel where the disused railways mentioned above diverged.

All very interesting... (to residents of Timperley, probably none of whom read this blog!)

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