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Land bridge to Australia

[28 Aug 2012] The Daily Telegraph’s letters page has been hunting for old signs. One magnificent plaque of 1828 is still in place on a bridge at Sturminster Newton, Dorset:

‘Any person wilfully injuring any part of this county bridge will be guilty of felony and upon conviction liable to be transported for life by the court.’

And quite right, too.

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