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It looks a wreck, to be honest

Behold, Poohsticks Bridge. Or a replica. It’s really hard to tell from the article which is the original and which is the later reproduction built on the same spot for tourists with the help of Disney. And I get the impression both of them have had continual repairs.

This is the bridge where A.A. Milne played Poohsticks with his son, which inspired the first Pooh book. The game of Poohsticks is where you drop something (or two somethings) in the water and observe them coming out the other side. I guess. I was never a fan.

Anyway! The original bridge (I think) is up for auction, guide price £40,000 – £60,000. “Being offered in situ in East Sussex. Viewing strictly by appointment”

So, you also get the land? Or you get a disassembled bridge and you have reassemble it somewhere else? Or you’re bidding on the privilege of owning the touristy one? It’s all very confusing.

Whatever. I found the rest of the auction catalogue more interesting.


Comment from OldFert
Time: September 30, 2021, 7:38 pm

Wow, an SA-4 Soviet SAM? Sign me right up!. Oh, darn, it doesn’t give the shipping cost. Shucky-durn.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 30, 2021, 8:48 pm

Hmmmm, a busted Napoleon.

I was hoping for an Insubstantial trough though.
Could I get that one scaled down a bit, and if possible in a slightly more interesting color?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 30, 2021, 9:24 pm

@OldFert – That would indeed be a cool thing for the patio!

I had a similar reaction to that 350 Kg hunk of Tiffany jasper from Madagascar: shipping and handling would impoverish me.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 1, 2021, 12:15 am

Geez, you make if sound like finding some sucker to buy a bridge in England by promising he can take it home with him is difficult or something.

Happens more often than yoi’d think!


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