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Boarden Bridge, Borough Road, Godalming, 1906

Until 1870[1] Borough Road was just a short stretch of road between the parish church and what is today the former vicarage, extending as far as the animal Pound just past the bottom of the churchyard. The road then narrowed to a track way down to the River Wey and the wooden Boarden Bridge was the only means of crossing the river on the western side of Godalming.

A brick bridge was then constructed, parallel with but somewhat higher than the Boarden Bridge and the track way was widened to form a roadway. It followed the same course as the track, passing underneath the plate girder railway bridge to the Deanery Road / Charterhouse Road / Chalk Road crossroad. Early maps show the bridge and track way provided access to the Westbrook Leather Mills[2].

This Edwardian postcard shows two young boys leaning on the railings, looking at the photographer.

"Godalming, Old Boarden Bridge. F. Frith & Co. Ltd., Reigate, No. 57056. Not posted.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] The date is provided by Janaway, John "The Story of Godalming" (1983) Local Heritage Books, Newbury ISBN 1 86368005 4.
[2] The brick bridge does not appear on the 1871 Ordnance Survey map.

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