Sunday, May 3, 2015

And on to Ironbridge.....

Ironbridge boasts the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, opened in 1781 - In 1934 it was designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and closed to vehicular traffic. Tolls for pedestrians crossing the bridge were collected until 1950.
Another beautiful village explored with Gail and her mum who came along with us for the day...
A cute little dog watching from an upstairs window...
...and the back end of a bumble bee......just for fun...
..oh and a pic of the bridge which after all is the town's namesake.....
Gail's mum checking out the old tool booth.....
I know....photo overload, but it is so hard to cull!
Leaving Ironbridge we negotiated some confusing road closures and made our way to Blists Hill, a working Victorian town.....next time......
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8 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

what a pretty are....amazing bridge........

Jill Henderson said...

The photos are fabulous, Lorraine. Keep 'em coming!! I have an Engineer in the family who loved the ironstone bridge.

shez said...

Lovely pics Loz,what a lovely place,safe travels xx

Karen H said...

I am so enjoying your trip and all of the beautiful pictures!

Shay said...

I think you're going to find it hard to come back to Aussie scenery after all this lovely English country side.

Your photos are amazingly beautiful as always Loz.

Lynda said...

Put in as many photos as you like - it's wonderful to see all these beautiful places.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful and welcome green amid all those wonderful old stone and brick buildings. Love the bridge too. Fantastic.

Yvonne W said...

Love the photos-- keep them coming. The villages are so unique and quaint, aren't they.