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Visit to Union Chain Bridge and Paxton House

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Paxton House

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1SZ

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The visit will include a tour of Paxton House, Architects John & James Adam and James Reid, a boat trip along the Tweed from Paxton House to look at the bridge from the river and back to Paxton house and then a visit to the Union Chain Bridge by Captain Samuel Brown with advice from eminent Engineer John Rennie on the building of the masonry towers. Here we will meet members of the Friends of the Chain Bridge who will tell us about the bridge and the plans for its bicentenary in 2020. This wrought iron Suspension Bridge is believed to be the oldest suspension bridge still carrying vehicles. The bridge which links England to Scotland (hence Union Bridge) was built at the upper tidal limit of the river Tweed on the site of a former ford.

10.30: meet at Paxton House for Special tour
12.00 - 12.45: lunch at Paxton House
12.45 - 3.15: walk along riverside path to Union Chain Bridge
13.15 - 15.10: bridge talks and view the exhibition at Honey farm
15.10 - 15.40: walk back to boat mooring at Paxton House
15.45 - 16.45: boat trip

Places are on a first come first served basis. If the weather is bad the boats may not run.

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