The bridge widening project changed the historic appearance of the bridge embankment that had defined Bridge House Pond for over 150 years. To commemorate the Victorian heritage of the area, and Feltham's emergence as a town with the arrival of the railway line in 1850, and Bridge House's role as the headquarters of the Feltham Urban District Council. Sitting at the junction of Hanworth Road, Feltham High Street and a short hop across the Longford River to Bedfont Lane, Bridge House Pond is at the convergence of Hanworth, Bedfont and Feltham - and three mosaic panels tell the story of their history - primarily focused on 1850-1950, but with other iconic references included as well. 

Hanworth Bedfont Feltham

The Hanworth page features Hanworth Air Park - which converted large areas of Hanworth Park into an aerodrome, and Whitehead's aircraft works on the site of what is now Leisure West. Hanworth Park House was used as a Red Cross military hospital. In 1929 it became London's first 'Air Park', and the Graf Zepellin landed twice - first in 1931. During WW2, Spitfires were repaired and upgraded in the site. Also included on the panels are the Tudor Rose, representing Hanworth Manor, owned by Henry VIII and given to Anne Boleyn, and then Katherine Parr (and where the young Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I lived for a time). The Swan and Squirel and Nut represent pubs in Hanworth. The strawberries represent the jam made on Butts Farm. 

The Feltham panel features the large glasshouses linked to the area's market gardening heritage. Most famous of these was A.W. Smith, known as the 'Cabbage King'. Also featured on the panel is the railway, which came to Feltham in 1848, and some of the different vehicles made in Feltham - including Aston Martin (post-war), and the Feltham Tram which was used across London. Also on the panel is Bridge House Pond and a fire hat representing the fire station that used to be on the site until the 1960s. Finally in the sky is the military crest representing the MOD, and also a windpump, which were seen across the area's nurseries.

The Bedfont panel includes more planes - this time jumbo jets and planes from Heathrow. The panel also features the peacocks associated with the area, including at Bedfont Church. The Bell on the Green pubs and Beehive also feature. 

Along the bottom of all three panels, General Roy's baseline runs - with upturned cannons at either end. The mid-point of the baseline (and where it the basecamp was set up) was at the 'Mount' corner in Hanworth. This first baseline formed the starting point for the principle triangulation of the UK, and all subsequent OS maps.


In addition, the Feltham Urban District Council shield is included as well. The Rose represents Hanworth, The peacock is Bedfont, and the sword represents Feltham's MOD and the wings represent the aircraft heritage.

The motto means 'Let us go forward together'