The Islands of the Brue

THE ISLANDS OF THE BRUERay GibbsA5 paperback, 56 pagesWith 10 full colour illustrations and three maps, all drawn by the author.Published January 2024RRP £10.00Price for copies bought from this website £10.00 including postage Note: at the checkout you will be charged...

Jem Bendell is coming to town

JEM BENDELL IS COMING TO TOWN Article in The Glastonbury Oracle, May 2023 Towards the end of March, a massive tropical storm, Cyclone Freddie, hit southern Africa. Several countries experienced extreme high winds and torrential rains. The storm had turned around and...

Deforestation and flooding

Bruton flood retention dam. Relationship between the percentage of woodland in a drainage basin and ‘bankfull discharge’ downstream. Graph from Dr Colin Clark, ‘Floods at Bruton’. DEFORESTATION AND FLOODING Information leaflet, August 2019...

Lowered water table

Gold Corner pumping station Changes in the numbers of ciurlew, lapwing, snipe and redshank on twelve core sites between 1977 and 2009. Breeding waders are the key indicator of the health of birdlife on the Somerset Lervels and Moors. THE LOWERED WATER TABLE: PUMPING...

Redirection of the Brue

The late 12th century channel from Northload to Meare Pool, now part of the Glastonbury mill stream. Great Withy Rhine, north of Glastonbury, showing the line of the ancient river bank. The River Brue’s original route from Glastonbury to the Axe valley, from the...