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The collapse of Eastham Bridge on May 24th came as a shock and it’s a wonder that nobody was killed or injured. Worcestershire County Council have explained that the bridge was properly inspected in December 2015 but they have declined to release this report, saying that publication wouldn’t be appropriate at this time. The County Council has committed to providing a temporary bridge, but it has indicated that this will take about six or seven months. The loss of the bridge is causing a great deal of inconvenience to local people and questions have been asked about the lack of progress, given that the collapse occurred more than two months ago. As a contrast, Ludlow’s Burway Bridge collapsed
following exceptional flooding on 26th June 2007, but Shropshire County Council hired a temporary bridge and the road reopened on 8th August 2007, just six weeks after the old bridge collapsed. The historical significance of
Eastham Bridge is underlined by it having been awarded Listed Building status in 1952 and it’s clear that part of Eastham’s history has disappeared, given that the bridge had been part of the community for over 200 years.
Pudleston Flower Festival Last year Pudleston’s Flower Festival had a James Bond theme, this year it’s to be Narnia. The organisers have set the dates - August 20th and 21st - and as the displays are in the church there should be plenty to see even if the weather does its worst. The photo shows Mr Tumnus, ready for his appearance at this year’s event.
Heavy equipment has been used to demolish part of the bridge and remove the remains from the river
As it looked on July 26th, 2016
Buses visit Cinema An unusual sight greeted people passing through Tenbury Wells on the evening of June 30th. Two classic buses were drawn up outside the Regal, creating something of the flavour of how things might have looked in the cinema’s heyday. The red 1951/1952 ECWbodied Bristol LWL6B, formerly with Thames Valley, and the green 1949/1950 Weymann-bodied Daimler CDV6, formerly with Exeter Corporation, had brought a party to see a 1944 black and white film, ironically called ‘The Train’. The film, which stars Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield and Jeanne Moreau, tells the story of a German colonel filling a train with art treasures to be taken to Germany, with the Resistance trying to stop it leaving France without damaging the cargo.