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Bason Bridge, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bason Bridge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Evacuee In Bason Bridge

My mother and I lived in a cottage opposite the pub, Rose Cottage, which is not there now - I believe the site is now someone's garage. I was born in 1940 and am not sure what age I was in Bason Bridge but I do remember being told that I was to keep away from the river or "Old Man River" would get me. I ...Read full memory

Happy Holidays

My husband and I had many a happy day fishing in Merry Lane. Well, he fished and I read a book! We stayed in a caravan in the field at the last farm down the end of Merry Lane. One holiday we arrived early and parked our caravan and had a sleep. We awoke to the caravan wobbling about. On looking outside we saw a herd of ...Read full memory

A memory of Bason Bridge by Sue Bowles


We used to park our caravan in the last field along the lane, near the River Brue. One holiday we arrived in the early morning and just parked up in the field. We were awakened by our caravan rocking and looked out to see the cows coming in for their milking. We had parked where they usually walked 'home' and couldn't understand ...Read full memory

A memory of Bason Bridge by Sue Bowles