Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Dipping Bridge at Merthyr Mawr

The other day, sun was high as we drowe towards Merthyr Mawr village. 

We stopped at this lovely 'Dipping Bridge' built in the 1400's with holes in the parapets where farmers once pushed reluctant sheep into the River Ogmore for a seasonal dip! 

At the side of the bridge once stood an Inn where the landlord would rob and murder travellers en route to St. David’s shrine.

Both practices appear a little harsh.

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