Monkey Bridge (formerly Church Bridge)
On Tuesday 13th March 1906 Bostock and Wombwell’s Travelling Menagerie attempted to cross this bridge having already failed to climb the main road by Jacklands Bridge because of ice. The horse-drawn carriage with monkeys on board fell into the rhyne: the elephants and horses tried but failed to free the wagon. Eventually a local traction engine succeeded and they continued on their way to Clevedon that night. All animals are believed to have survived the incident.
Plaque on Monkey Bridge
Monkey Bridge looking north east toward the Church of St Quiricus and St Julietta
Monkey Bridge looking south towards Nailsea across Tickenham Moor