Kentford Past & Present

River Kennett Ford – 1904

Let’s start by talking about this amazing image.  What you are looking at is a photograph taken around 1904 of the River Kennett ford in Kentford.

On the left hand side, you can still make out the flint work piers of the old pack-horse bridge.  These were still visible until the mid 1970’s when all remnants were finally washed away in the floods of that time.  The ‘hump back’ road bridge visible to the right was replaced by a new road bridge in the 1920’s.  The bridge that exists now was opened in 1999 following an upgrade to support traffic of over 40 tonnes.

Are you interested in learning more about Kentford.  The PDF document that can be downloaded by clicking the link below was produced by a local resident in conjunction with the Parish Council (circa 2000).

Kentford Past & Present

Kentford Past & Present provides some really interesting historical information and images relating to the history of our village.  It also serves as an invaluable record of our heritage which might otherwise be lost.

The document is quite large (20MB) and therefore may take some time to open depending on your connection speed.  Please be patient.

Republished with the kind permission of the author (Mrs S Prigg, Kentford)