Saturday, 27 February 2016

Mark Meander 28

Ride down to the Somerset Levels today.  Not a bad day, a chilly NE wind but the sun was shining.  Went out through Uphill. Lympsham to Mark and went to Burnham via Highbridge.  

Ellen's Cottages

On the Berrow Road leaving Burnham are these 10 cottages.  They were built in 1868 by a John Saunders for the use of 'ten poor women'. This was done in memory of his late wife Ellen Saunders.  The original rules of the properties was that, 'all inmates had to be in their rooms no later than 9 o'clock at night' and that 'once in every week each inmate shall scrub out and well clean the floors to her bedroom and living room.'

Just the one photo today.  For interest the news on the recent fly tipping is a 50% result. One lot has gone, the worst pile is still there.  A fraction under 28 miles covered today.

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