Maidstone's high level railway bridge


The bridge of love

Walking beside the river Medway I encountered this blue bridge. The blueness contrasting with the adjacent burnt sienna of the adjacent factory building piqued my curiosity. I wanted to paint them…somehow they seemed important…part of Maidstone past.

Having painted this scene I discover that the factory  is a Grade II listed building owned by Tilling-Stevens, the Maidstone motor manufacturer, where they made the first hybrid petrol-electric buses. Construction of the factory began in 1917.

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