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Mr Monkey in the footsteps of Jane Austen, 3rd June

"What a sensible name for a bus"

Mr Monkey looking at the Pulteney Bridge Mr Monkey looking at a bright orange Bath bus

Mr Monkey examined Pulteney Bridge, which replaced a small ferry boat in 1773. The bridge was built by Robert Adam and commissioned by Sir William Pulteney who wanted to continue expanding Bath on the other side of the river. He couldn't expect fashionable visitors to cross the Avon by a small ferry boat. It's the only bridge in England that has shops on it. When Mr Monkey crossed he didn't really feel as if he was on a bridge, but then he was being distracted by finding that the oncoming bus was called The Bright Orange.

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