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Photographs of Gobions brick bridge wanted

The bridge at Gobions in 1986 - NMLHS
The brick bridge at Gobions in 1986 - NMLHS *
Photograph from the Images of North Mymms collection
Do you have any old photographs of the brick bridge in Gobions Wood, taken before its current ruined state? If you do they might help in the restoration of an important part of the history of North Mymms.

It's possible the bridge might be restored at some point and it would be great to have some pictures showing what it looked like before it started to crumble.

We are particularly interested in images pre-1980. We have pictures taken since then, see photograph at the top of the page, but they don't look much different from how it looks now.

What we are looking for are photographs showing the bridge in a much better state of preservation - which would have to be pretty old.

The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) is considering whether (or how) they can repair or restore the bridge and has contacted the Herts Gardens Trust for advice.

What's needed now is evidence of how the bridge might have looked when first constructed.

Unfortunately, all the photographs the NMHP has are of the bridge in its current ruined state - which has been the case for a considerable time.

If you do have any photographs pre-1980s that show the bridge in a better condition please let us know by using the North Mymms History Project's contact form. We can then arrange to borrow them, scan them, and pass them on to HMWT.

Your photographs might help restore an important part of the our local history which dates back to about 1840.

* The caption of the top of this article mentions the NMLHS, which stands for the former North Mymms Local History Society which folded at the turn of the century.

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