Bason Bridge, Brue River And Merry Lane c.1960

Bason Bridge, Brue River And Merry Lane c.1960

Neg. B869318

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Merry Lane runs for a mile along the Brue from Bason Bridge to Cripp's Farm, providing easy access for fishermen. There is good coarse fishing here, and the area around the old dairy factory is noted for its carp. Club competitions are held, except during the close season in spring months.

Memories of Bason Bridge

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 remember looking through the balustrade of the bridge watching children playing on the banks and wondering why Old Man River didn't 'get' them, he only wanted me. It certainly kept me away from the river though! I remember the road was white, not tarmaced as now. The farmer up the road didn't like evacuees but his wife was very kind - when he went to market, she used to put pieces of paper under the ...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 cows pushing the caravan. We had parked on their accustomed route to be milked. They didn't know they could walk round the caravan until the farmer shouted at them. Another time we parked in the apple orchard and through the week we watched cows eating fallen apples. Wonder what the milk tasted like? We also had the experience of being parked in the field and there was a thunder storm. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Bason Bridge by Sue Bowles

Holidays

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

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