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A picture tour of Hurst Green - a Picturesque Village in the county of Lancashire
Cromwell Bridge
Cromwell Bridge - by Sue Bristo ©
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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.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ7
Aperture: f 3.3, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/80 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
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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