Ashmeads

Title

Ashmeads

Subject

A c. 1902 view west from Frampton Farm in winter.

Description

The view shows the flooded meadows and the canal sweeping round into Boultings Lock to the left. During the First World War, around 1917, the Old Hills Woods on the right were felled for pit props.

The trees were dragged to the river bank where a temporary bridge was built across the river so that the cut-up trees could be loaded onto barges which turned in the pound below the lock. The barges took the pit props to near the Bourne boatyard where they were loaded onto railway wagons in the West Box sidings.

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Citation

“Ashmeads,” Oakridge Community Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://oakridgecommunityarchives.org/items/show/624.

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