From Concept to Actualisation

 Opening Ceremony

This afternoon representatives from the South Staffordshire Council along with local residents gathered near the ford on Giggetty Lane, Wombourne for the official opening ceremony of the new pedestrian bridge.
In keeping with the Winnie the Pooh theme associated with the new bridge, one of Pooh bear’s relatives was present (centre of picture) to ensure the tradition of testing the floating qualities of Pooh sticks was strictly carried out.

Pooh Bear’s cousin was assisted in this process by  landscape  architect Pat Davies, (pictured on the left) from South Staffordshire Council’s Architectural & Landscape Services,  and one of the bridge’s builders, Tom Storey (right of picture), from Sandon Garden Products.

The Winnie the Pooh bridge concept was Pat’s idea, and Tom and his colleagues sourced the wood from a Staffordshire-grown oak tree, fully utilising it to build the footbridge.

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