Welcome to the website of the Milford Street Bridge Project, a community heritage and arts project based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and run by the St Edmunds Community Association.
The Milford Street Bridge is a large flyover, which carries the city’s ring-road. It was built in the early 1970s and for nearly forty years its bare concrete walls were a giant eyesore.
In 2010 we got permission to paint a mural on one of the walls, showing life as it had been in the area “before the bridge”. We interviewed many people who had lived and worked there and collected a great archive of memories and pictures. A tiny proportion of these are reflected in the mural – now you can find the stories and pictures here on our website.
A second mural
In 2012 we created another mural for the opposite wall to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It shows how Salisbury has celebrated royal events over the years, and again you will find the memories and stories here.
You will also find sections on the people and places that we have found out about, plus the events that we have run. Some of these sections don’t have much in at the moment but will be added to by our team of volunteers as time allows!
Our Memory Walk
There is also a fantastic “Memory Walk” which you can follow on a smartphone or download and print. This takes you on a meandering walk through the project area, with lots of historical information, anecdotes and of course memories of the area.
Resources for schools
Our resources section contains information on our oral history CD “Before the Bridge” and our Education Packs for primary schools.
We hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any stories you would like to share, please contact us using the links on all the pages.
from the Website Team