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Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
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John38

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Re: Town Lock - Tonbridge
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 17:09:00 »
I would be happy to spend my days drawing 'Locks' ... each has something uniquely wonderful about them

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Town Lock - Tonbridge
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 15:54:58 »
Originally built in the 1740's using stone from nearby Tonbridge Castle and timber from the woodlands around Penshurst; Tonbridge Town Lock is the highest up-river on the Medway and from here to Leigh Barrier is the last navigable stretch of the river:

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