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Royston in days gone by.

Monday May 23 2011

From the photo gallery Barnsley - Blast From The Past

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Reply Posted by Geoff Penn on Saturday April 6 2013 at 09:00
Midland Road bridge on the Barnsley Canal. The hump back briddge was replaced by an unique electric lift bridge in 1935. It is just possible that the scene here is the beginning of demolition of the old bridge, just my assumption. So good to see water in the canal. Heartbreaking to compare with todays situation of abandonment and infill Just what have we done?

Reply Posted by Malcolm on Sunday February 5 2017 at 00:16
A fascinating photo indeed. Would love to see some photos of the lifting road-bridge, which of course replaced this rather quaint version. There is one in the Carlton, Royston and Monk Bretton book (Wharncliffe Publishing?) but it is rather dark I'm afraid.