Folk duo pen ballad to ‘My Old Tram Bridge’

Posted on - 31st March, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News

A Lancashire folk musician has penned a ballad to Preston’s Old Tram Bridge after finding it closed on his walk through Avenham Park.


Graham Dixon, 65, has been crossing the River Ribble on the bridge since he was a child and says it would be a shame to see the Tram Bridge closed down for good.

Graham, who forms half of the folk duo Trouble at’ Mill, with his wife Bernadette said: “I was down on the park and saw that they have stopped you from walking across.

“I used to go across there when I was a lad, when it was the old wooden bridge.

“It’s a public right of way so I assume somebody’s going to do something about it – they can’t let it be pulled down.”

Workmen have been seen reinforcing the barriers on the Old tram Bridge

Read more: Old Tram Bridge shut due to collapse fears

Graham and Bernadette organise Gregson Lane Folk Club and play at various venues in the area.

They recently produced an album, ‘Brindle Ballads’ about the local area.

Graham said: “Now we’ve got the song about the Old TRam Bridge, we’ll be adding it to our set.”

You can listen to Brindle Ballads on YouTube here.

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