The Old Sliding Bridge

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Plus a traffic jam

By Ray Addison

When a very young lad visiting Canvey one Sunday in granddads Morris16 with a brother, sister, parents, 3 cousins, nan and granddad when crossing the bridge a rear spring broke right in the middle of the bridge and the car stopped and would not move. You can imagine the traffic jam we caused.

Granddad was in the RAC but an AA man on a motorcycle and sidecar turned up he spent at least an hour under the car and managed to free the car and push it off the road. The garage could not fix it till the next day so dad got us bed and breakfast in a house in Long Road we, as kid,s had a great time just like a holiday a lovely memory.

This page was added by Ray Addison on 28/09/2014.