Friday, 31 March 2017
Been a lovely spring day, and at about five o'clock this afternoon we decided to go for a walk down to the river and back. The top two photos show the area where a large watermill stood over our river (the Brett) until it burned down in (I think) the early nineteen seventies.
The top two photos show the remaining arrangements to supply river water to the old mill.
The above photo shows what is claimed to be the oldest bridge, still used for its original purpose, in England. Not too sure about that, but it is a very old bridge, and it is still used for heavy and agricultural traffic to cross the Brett. The thing I never understand is that the bridge is built on a long curve. You'd think that a short straight crossing would be the easiest thing to build and use, but I suppose there must be a reason for the curve. Any (sensible please) suggestions as to why it's built on a curve would be welcome.
Think I'm about to be called upstairs to supper (you must remember that your blogger slaves away for your enlightenment in the depths of a large, old Inn, originally, cellar.
Good Night all.