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The minor road's in the parish can trace their existance back over 100 years, as can the road between Taunton and Ilminster, the railway, the canal, and the grandaddy of them all the river Tone, have all been the main transport route in their time.

Roads, Rail and River

The disused Chard Canal, the River Tone, the disused Ilminster rail line and a main route to London, plus the nearby Motorway.

Canal crossing river bridgeCanal crossing river bridge
Rail crossing river bridgeRail crossing river bridge
1937 holiday trip1937 holiday trip
Rail crossing river bridgeRail crossing river bridge
Thornfalcon Station 1905Thornfalcon Station 1905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Tone 1963River Tone 1963
River Tone 1963River Tone 1963
River Tone 1963River Tone 1963
River Tone 1963River Tone 1963
River Tone 1963River Tone 1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Tone 1963River Tone 1963
The river gradually fills with weed, so it needs a regular trim.River Cleaning
Ruishton Lane
New rail crossing 1865 New rail crossing 1865
Thornfalcon Station pre 1912Thornfalcon Station pre 1912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruishton welcome signRuishton welcome sign