The village has seen phenomenal growth over the last 100 years or so. This archive image was taken in 1906. Just five years earlier, the village’s population had been recorded at 155. The last census taken for the village, in 2011, put the modern population at 3,528!
Once again though, the layout of the streetscape remains very familiar. The side of the old school building (1795) can be seen jutting out from the right-hand side. It was replaced in 1911 by the school on Church Road, and the building is now in use as a hair salon.
That’s the end of the trail! Why not visit Stamford Bridge Library to find out more about the village? Re-trace steps, turn left when you reach the side road (Church Road). Turn left again and follow the path past the church, as it bears right through a set of bungalows.
Turn right when you reach the road and continue up to the playing fields. The library is on your right.