Old Photographs of Turleigh

Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Turleigh in about 1905

A view of Turleigh in a photograph taken by the Phoenix Studio, Bradford on Avon in about 1905

Turleigh tollbar

The Turleigh tollbar on the Bradford to Winsley turnpike road. The gate is open on the left, just past the man leaning on a wall. The photograph was probably taken after 1883 when the tolls had been abolished.

Near Elbow Bend, Winsley; the  Kennet & Avon Canal has been lined, but not yet watered, c1983

A snowy scene of the Kennet & Avon Canal at Elbow Bridge, below Turleigh in about 1980. The canal was in process of restoration and this stretch had been lined with reinforced concrete, but was yet to be refilled with water.