Celebrating bridge’s anniversary

14:30 24 February 2012

The tapestry created by the Appledore School pupils of 1984-1987.

The tapestry created by the Appledore School pupils of 1984-1987.

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The anniversary of a major bridge and bypass is being celebrated this year.

Were you involved?

If you or anyone you know was involved with the making of this tapestry, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sarah Howells on 01271 341658 or sarah.howells@archant.co.uk

A TAPESTRY created by the schoolchildren of 1987 will be back on display to mark the 25th anniversary of the Torridge Bridge.

The tapestry depicts local scenes from the bridge’s construction and although it was hung in the foyer of the Burton Art Gallery for many years it has not recently been on public display.

But the nostalgic artwork created by the children of Appledore School will now be on display for all to see again in Bideford Library.

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Library Service, said: “Torridge Bridge and Bideford Bypass are an important part of our local history, and I am pleased that the library has been able to celebrate their anniversary with another important piece of history - the tapestry.

“I hope lots of residents will pop along to the library to see it, and share their memories if they helped create it.”

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