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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #60
Aj Mick
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Now there's a proper little bridge - no fancy high tech cement required.


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There is some interesting history associated with those walls.

For several years in the '90s I worked on nearby Exmoor, in Somerset, from late March to mid May. The people I worked for had "enclosed" fields like these..... and there were a few walls extending into the common. "Had my grandfather finished those in time, that land would have been ours too," said the lady boss of the farm I worked on.

As it was they had "commoners rights" to graze the common. One of my tasks was to do the rounds by motorcycle at daybreak to count and check the cows on the common, which were not far off calving.
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