Monday, August 16, 2010

Mumps Bridge, Oldham

Today is a sad day. In the interests of 'urban regeneration' Mumps Bridge is being demolished. The name of the bridge and nearby station produce a wry smile in many, but the message on the bridge is the best thing about it.

For years when I was a lot younger I used to cycle in the Pennines, and often used to cycle into Oldham under Mumps Bridge. It just won't be the same after today not being welcomed by Seaton to 'Oldham, home of the tubular bandage'.

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