Sutton Bridge


Great sketch Denis

Beautiful capture of this remarkable bridge, Denis!

You’ve done an excellent job on this remarkable bridge Denis. It’s a few years since I’ve been across it.

Fab sketch.

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I’ve sketched this bridge, a unique swing bridge over the river Nene at Sutton Bridge several times. It was originally built to carry road and rail. Nowadays it just takes road traffic. It really is quite a challenge. I sketched this during the summer and found myself featuring in a number of photographs which were being taken by a photographer who was involved in creating tourist information literature. I haven’t seen the final publication but I hope my sketch will be given some prominence!

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Denis Pickles

I’ve been drawing and painting for a long, long time. The first picture I have still in my possession is dated November 1939 and 83 years on I’m still at it! Keen on art at school and would have dearly liked a job with an art connection- I had hoped to get into architecture, but it did not happen.…

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