Taken by water

The Somersetshire Drainage Act of 1877

“Stockland, Bridgwater & Pawlett, Cannington & Wembdon, West Sedgemoor, Langport and Kings Sedgemoor & Cary Valley were formed under the Somersetshire Drainage Act of 1877” Since late medieval times there had been Commissioners of Sewers for Somerset; they had been responsible for a massive area of 160,000 acres. There were ‘officials’ known as ‘viewers and […]

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1497

  John Cabot is celebrated in Bristol as a hero and an extraordinary adventurer. He was a Venetian merchant who crossed the Atlantic not long after Columbus’s voyage and probably made landfall on Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, although it may have been Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Labrador, or Maine. Cape Bonavista,  His men were the first Europeans in the Americas since […]

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Water…

I belong to a Facebook group which shares photographs; some of us are excellent photographers, professionals, and very talented hobbyists… some of us just like taking photos, and try our best! This weekend’s topic is ‘Water in all its forms…’ Here is a selection of my watery pics! … and lastly, beer – water with hops, barley, […]

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Keeping us safe

There was a flood here about thirty years ago where much of the village was inundated; thankfully defences were put in place which we hope will save us should there be another set of circumstances which might combine to put us at risk. Heavy rain fall on the nearby hills, or snow melt, a high […]

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