This bridge is on a very remote stretch of the Thames and has a height of 12’. The tiny village of Shifford stands close to the north bank and although it is now very insignificant it was once a royal borough. King Alfred is known to have held one of his parliaments here in 890AD, it must therefore have been considerably larger in Saxon times. The village chuch stands quite close to the river and can be visited by arrangement.
Cruising late into a summer’s evening and looking for a mooring for