Stream Story I: A Riveting Riverscape-River Brue, Somerset: River Friend Series Book 2
Tina Bone, author
This little book tells a tale of the “Brue Valley Riverscape” in Somerset, England. First mentioned as the River Siger with swamps and myriad waterways, myths and legends still abound—the Romans, King Arthur, feuding bishops, the wonder of Wells, cold harbours, and disappearing waters. Build an industrial picture from Roman times by studying the illustrations and maps—such a fascinating journey for just one river, both physically and culturally. A Fish House was built at Mere which should be by water to keep the captured fish fresh, but there is no water in sight! And, in the early to mid-seventeenth century every child of five upwards living in the lower Somerset Levels area, could earn its own living—by weaving knitted stockings for export to Spain?