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Bridge Over Pow Burn

Black and white image of a bridge over the Pow Burn

Collection

Breamish Valley Photographic Collection

Category

Places

Description

Monochrome landscape orientation photograph of a wooden bridge over the Pow Burn. A track to the right goes up the hill in the direction of Hedgeley Hall.

A handwritten inscription in white ink reads: “POWBURN 1221. R&G N”.

On the reverse of the postcard can be seen a handwritten message addressed to “Miss Thompson./ The Mill House./ Spindleston/ Belford.” The message reads: “Now (Sib?) how would/ this suit you and/ yours, when out for/ a walk./ Hope you are keeping/ well. Got home alright/ (Joseph?)”

Reverse side of postcard of a bridge over the Pow Burn

Date

Exact date unknown. However, the postmark on the reverse appears to be marked: 17 June 1913. It bears a 1911-1912 King George V halfpenny (green) stamp (George reigned from 1910-1936).

Location

Powburn, Northumberland UK.

Photographer/maker

Unknown. However, this image appears to have been taken by the same photographer who took Powburn from Crawley Hill, as the handwritten reference numbers appear to be sequential, and the handwriting seems to be the same: ‘Powburn from Crawley Hill’ being ‘1220 R&G N’ and ‘1221 R&G N’ for this image (‘Bridge Over the Pow Burn’).

Acknowledgements

Courtesy of, and with permission for use by, May Wilson of Powburn (personal collection).

Copyright

Fair Dealing.

Reference Number

BVPC0302

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