There were lots of correct guesses for the Mystery Photograph feature last week, which showed the Dunkerton Post Office with the GWR railway bridge in the background.

Dunkerton Post Office (with GWR railway bridge)
(Radstock Museum)

Thank you to everyone who contacted us, and to the following for guessing Dunkerton correctly:

Dave Seddon, Alan Norris, Norma Norris, Vince Gill, Simon Chard, Simon Davis, Tim Woodland, Clive Hancock, Marilyn Gardiner, Shaun Dallimore, Terry Lintern, Neil Gillard, Eric Brain and Paul Hancock.

Thank you to Jonathan Griffin, who said: “This week we're in Dunkerton, the impressive house to the right of the shot still remains in good order, but, sadly, the railway bridge that carried the Camerton Branch or 'Titfield Thunderbolt' line over the A367 is long gone.”

Thank you to Jeff Parsons who provided the following information: “This week the picture is Dunkerton, before the demolition of the railway bridge. Difficult to readily spot the  semi circular headed front doorway to the house today because there is a large bush infront of it obscuring the view.

“The line  finally closed completely around 1951 and the bridge demolished in about 1963. This was the line which linked Hallatrow on the Bristol to Frome GWR line to Limpley Stoke on the GWR line from Bath to Westbury and beyond, using in many places the disused canal bed of the Somerset Coal Canal.

“The line was used on at least three occasions for filming. 1935 for Arnold Ridley's Ghost Train, 1937 some night time scenes for the Edgar Wallace thriller Kate plus Ten,  and 1952 for The Titfield Thunderbolt.

Richard Edwards guessed Dunkerton correctly and told us: “The railway bridge was demolished in 1963 to allow for road improvements.”

Do you know where we are in this week’s Mystery Photograph? We would love to hear from you! 

If you have a historic image of our area suitable for our Mystery Photograph feature, please email: [email protected] or bring them in to: The Journal, Paulton House, Old Mills, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7SX.