On the first occasion in 1870 over 100 people were plunged and only a year later some 'idle fellows' were dancing on the bridge (seemingly with the intent of breaking it) and over 200 people fell into the river. Fortunately no one died on either occasion. I can't see the current bridge having either so much use or somehow breaking.
Beyond the Old Gate Bridge, we found these stepping stones which were impossible to resist.
|There must be loads of herons on this river; I always seem to find one.|
We all traipsed carefully across the river on these things to find a nice little housing estate on the other side.
|I loved this very tall, skinny tree and the black lace it made against the sky.|
This being thirsty work we stopped for lunch at a small cafe and then browsed in Appleby's Bookshop. It was a great place, one I'd never heard about before. It reminded me of Barter Books, only without the fireplace.
After lunch we browsed a shopping arcade where we found this amazing chocolatier called Curiously Wicked.
A smart person here has combined two major passions: chocolate and shoes.
I was thinking I would rather wear these than eat them!