I’m happy to have achieved the standard to appear on the Festival of Bridges hosted by Jean Tubridy on her excellent blog Social Bridge. Pay her a visit and see some other great entries.

SOCIAL BRIDGE ~ Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland

The Festival of Bridges brings us to Jersey today, courtesy of Roy McCarthy whose blog Back on the Rock is a real favourite of mine.

Roy has a myriad of interests and is a writer. One of his books is the wonderfully named: A Jersey Midsummer Tale. 

Here’s what Roy sent, and as a person who both honeymooned in Jersey and holidayed there for ten years, I feel like I’ve been transported back to a place I absolutely adore.

The Jersey Eastern Railway opened for business in 1874 but closed in 1929. Here is a secluded little bridge, unknown to many, behind St Clement Parish Hall just before the former Le Hocq Station.

Roy Photo: Roy McCarthy

It’s an easy leap of the imagination to imagine local people walking underneath the bridge 100 years and more ago as the trained chugged on its way out towards Gorey.

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