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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(5th November 2009)
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Cromwell Bridge

Cromwell Bridge ... the bridge is dated from 1561 and it earned its name after Oliver Cromwell's 8,000 strong parliamentary army crossed the bridge on their way from Gisburn to where they fought the King's men in the Battle of Preston in 1648. Tolkien also visited this area frequently in the 1940's when his eldest son John was studying for the priesthood at Stoneyhurst College. Many of the areas around Hurst Green are based on places mentioned in The Lord of The Rings book, Brandywine Bridge was based on Cromwell's Bridge - it's very easy to imagine dwarves crossing this old bridge.

A picture of: Hurst Green, Lancashire ( More pictures of Hurst Green by Sue Bristo )

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Panasonic DMC-TZ7 Aperture: f 3.3, ISO: 80 Exposure time: 1/80 sec
Date/Time Creation: October 22, 2009, 4:04 pm

ImageID:1101866, Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels

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Comment by Ruth Gregory(6th November 2009)

Very lovely scene, Sue. And thanks for the bit of history too.

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