Visiting the UK
Coming back to the Severn Bridge, our friend’s granddad was a ferryman before the bridge was built (1963-1966). She therefore possesses a number of pictures from that time, even one that depicts Bob Dylan(!) as well as herself in the fifties, when she was a little girl – and allowed by her granddad to steer the ferry when circumstances allowed for it. Three pictures back the landing-stage that is visible on this one and...
...was used by the ferry(-traffic) is still in situ, unused, which proves its quality, keeping in mind the river’s tidal range (around 15 meters, 50 feet!) and subsequently strong currents. The second picture of the ‘ferry-era’, shows pedestrians and a car leaving the ferry. We asked our friend about the waiting-times. She explained that the times to wait were not that long, as there were three or four ferries on duty at the same time.
Meest recente reacties
Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)