Aylesford, Kent, c 1890.
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A photograph of a bridge over the River Medway in Aylesford, Kent, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. The fourteenth century bridge stretches across the tranquil water, boats moored at the margins. A man works on one of the boats whilst villagers look on from the riverbank. The tower of SS. Peter and Paul's church and village houses are visible in the background. Joseph Gale specialised in naturalistic photographs of rural life and figures in landscapes. He was one of the first members of the Linked Ring Brotherhood and was also a member of the Royal Photographic Society.