Skating on a frozen River Trent??

Can you help identify the location of this picture?

The photograph below is taken from a collection of glass negatives dating from the 1900s discovered in a former industrial building in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.

Some of the other photos in the collection definitely show scenes in Newark, so we may perhaps assume that this picture too was taken close to the town.

Can you recognise the railway viaduct in the background which should confirm the location for us?

(Alternatively, you may know one of the people pictured?).

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This page was added by Website Administrator on 20/09/2013.
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Could it be the railway bridge in the background,over the Trent,near Radcliffe-on-Trent.I lived on Grantham Road for a time as a child,my grandmother used to take me down to the post office at The Harlequin.She said she had been taken to a roasting of an ox when there was a celebration on the ice near Trent Bridge and she had been on the ice with lots of other people.My grandparents were Violet and Henry/Harry Moseley.

By Rita Oakes
On 20/08/2014

I would say it is most likely in Newark just south of the Newark Dyke bridge that carries the East Coast Mainline over the Trent Navigation. The bridge has changed several times over the years, most recently in 2000. Here is an image of the bridge being built in 1890.

By Richard Trafford
On 31/10/2014

I agree with Richard.  From my vague memory (I have lived in Australia since 1969) this looks like a bridge in Newark.


By Michael Richmond
On 27/03/2017

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