July 4, 2012
Old Parish Burying Ground

WHHS Newsletter, April-May 2012: Historical Tidbit

Near the top of the stairway leading to the Old Parish Burying Ground there is a unique headstone. Rather than standing, it is lying down, and not by accident, it was made that way. The inscription reads: Thomas Edward Robinson, Esq. A native of England G. B. & Contractor W. & A. Railway Died April 11th 1869, aged 39 years
June 6, 2012
Windsor Covered Bridge, c.1887

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Since much of this area’s history was shaped by the water it seems only fair to have the first blog topic relate to this theme. The WHHS has many photographs of the bridges that have spanned the Avon River. The photo here shows the Windsor Covered Bridge and Train Bridge and dates to sometime before 1887. Before the construction of a bridge across the Avon travel was more of a waiting game. One would have to wait for the tide to come in to cross by boat or risk crossing the sandy floor bed at low tide-neither being great choices for a traveller in a hurry.