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Location - FOTHERINGHAY BRIDGE on the River Nene near Oundle, was built in 1722 by George Portwood, of Stamford, (Lincs) under instructions from the Estate owner, the Earl of Nottingham. It is interesting to note that the construction of the earlier bridge at Fotheringhay was ordered by Queen Elizabeth 1st, in 1573, and some 14 years later, she ordered the execution of her sister, Mary Queen of Scots, at Fotheringhay Castle. A lot of fame for a small place. The church in the picture has an octagonal tower. In November 2015 the bridge was closed for repair after being hit by 'a vehicle', and it suffered further weakening during the ensuing storms.
Date - 1908 postmark
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
PublisherValentine's series
Publisher's Card No.
Used: A ½d pale green stamp of Edward VII, cancelled ROCHDALE AP 17 08. Addressed to Fothergill, Handel House, Brookmoor, Brierley Hill, Staffs.
Condition - a good colour print, with some wear to corners commensurate with age. Small clease at lower left.

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