July 19, 2017
“I don’t think you’ll find much to write about in Three Bridges” said Debbie.
Debbie was not anticipating the appeal, for example, of one of the eponymous Bridges:
Three Bridges was a hamlet which grew with the coming of the London and Brighton Railway in 1841. Interestingly, the village was not named, as some think, after rail bridges, but after three much older crossings over streams in the area. Obvious, really, because otherwise before the railways arrived the place would have been called No Bridges.
See, Debbie? There’s always something fascinating there if you scratch beneath the surface. So it was not without a hint of sadness that we said our farewell to this most charming corner of Crawley.
Ah, nearly forgot. The re-enactment. Of course.