Clifton Bridge Photo
Clifton suspension bridge over the Avon, linking Gloucester- shire and Somerset, opened 1864, is largely constructed from the materials of London's former Hungerford Bridge.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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The Stratford-on-Avon Mops
The two Statute of Mop Fairs in Stratford-on-Avon are held on the day after Michaelmas Day and the second Friday in October - their institution dates back to the days of Richard I, and there is no doubt that Shakespeare attended them, took part in the games and tasted the ox-roasts turned on spits in temporary brick fire places in the streets. A "mop" is a statute fair for the hiring of domestic servants and farm labourers, and contracts made were binding for one year: the word "mop" derives from the old custom of maid-servants bringing their badge of office with them to the fairs. The men and women hired at these fairs were called Johnnies and Mollies. The old "fairings", that is large sticks of sweets, generally cinnamon or peppermint flavouring, appear on the brightly-lighted stalls.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Royal Crescent, Bath, Avon. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built
Royal Crescent, Bath, Avon. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom Date: circa 1980s
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