Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ABC Wednesday:
Q is for Queensferry

The railway bridge over the River Forth taken from the foreshore at South Queensferry in 1966.

After publishing a version of this photograph under the title Forth Railway Bridge. A correspondent wrote
having worked in South Queensferry for over thirty years, I would be lynched if I had referred to the bridge as anything other than the Forth Bridge. According to locals, there is the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge. Even "South Queensferry" is a bit of a misnomer as there isn't a town by that name, only "Queensferry" but ask anyone from "the village" where they live and it's always, "South Queensferry"!
I would have thought that would be for fear of being thought of as coming from North Queensferry, but as we say down here
there's nowt so queer as folk.
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  1. Foggy, foggy day. Interesting

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Interesting post and great photo. It looks like three lumbering dinosaurs in the fog! (At least to my warped or creative mind.)

  3. Interesting how labels stick and their importance. A great looking bridge, too.

  4. A beautiful and a very interesting picture!
    Happy ABC!

  5. In the 1980s ther was a very nice pub in 'Queensferry".
    Jane x

  6. I now know what to call it, although it is a wonderful structure whatever it is called. Great capture.

  7. I live in Queensferry and it's actually the local folk who call it 'Queensferry'. The rest of the world call it 'South Queensferry'. The postal address is also 'South Queensferry'. :)