"A native bridge over a deep river - Mendi-land. The erection to the right is a fetish house. James Walton served in Sierra Leone and Gambia from 1902 to 1920. Methodist Missionary work in West Africa had begun in 1811 with Coke's mission to Sierra Leone. A second station was opened on the River Gambia in 1821, and on the Gold Coast in 1834.