Towards Bell Square, Blagdon

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  1. 1 Blagdon Local History Society April 5, 2018 at 11:32 am

    A photograph from Charlie Jones collection, taken in the 1920s. The horse and trap is likely to beong to Charlie Simkin who came to Blagdon as a blacksmith during the construction of the reservoir. He stayed and lived in a single storey building next to the station – one of the buildings used as temporary accommodation during work on the lake. He and his wife served teas and he offered a ‘taxi’ service carring passengers and luggage to and from the station. He owned a barn next to where the horse and cart are standing – the site is now occupied by a bungalow.

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