Category Archives: Out and about

Bring back the traffic jams!

The Friday evening of the spring bank holiday weekend, the beginning of the school half-term holiday, in normal times there would be a flood of traffic into the West Country. On the M5 motorway, there would be tailbacks at Bristol, … Continue reading

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Roadworks

It has to be acknowledged, Somerset is not an easy place for road maintenance. Country roads are frequently narrow, bounded by high hedges or deep ditches. Roads crossing Sedgemoor are built on peat, they subside easily creating roller coaster routes, … Continue reading

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The heart of daftness

“Glastonbury 5G report ‘hijacked by conspiracy theorists,” said the BBC headline. Anyone who has walked down Glastonbury high street will be unsurprised by the story that there are people in the town who believe that genetic material can be transmitted … Continue reading

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Somerset significance

It is heartening to see lines of lorries on the M5 motorway. Articulated trucks filling the inside lane and taking regular possession of the middle lane are a reminder that life is returning, that the world is returning to normal, … Continue reading

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The beauty of field sports

Our village was not hunting country. An old farmer who rode to hounds in his younger days once said our area was one where the country of two hunts met. One of the two hunts was to the east of … Continue reading

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