Trotting downriver from Petersham Meadows towards Richmond 'roony stops to admire the aspect of Richmond Bridge glimpsed through the trees. The bridge was finished in 1777. The next bridge would have been 3 miles away at Kew and then nothing for about 10 miles 'til Westminster. It will about 1840 before any more bridges are built between here and London. By about 1842 the railway will arrive in Richmond!! That's hi-tech for you!!!