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Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
Ashcott is a small village and civil parish located in the Sedgemoor area of Somerset in the south-west of England.
Ashcott railway station was a station on the Highbridge branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
Ashwick is a village in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, about three miles north of Shepton Mallet and seven miles east from Wells.
A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).
Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, PC, GCOT (née Betts; 6 October 1910 – 3 May 2002) was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, making her the longest-serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons, until that record was broken in 2007 by Gwyneth Dunwoody.
The Barry Tourist Railway (formerly the Barry Island Railway) is a railway developed to attract visitors to Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.
Green Park railway station is a former railway station in Bath, Somerset, England.
Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) were a reduction of route network and restructuring of the railways in Great Britain, according to a plan outlined in two reports, The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Dr Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Blandford Forum, commonly Blandford, is a market town in the North Dorset district of Dorset, England, sited by the River Stour about northwest of Poole.
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line almost entirely in West Sussex in England, except for Sheffield Park which is in East Sussex.
The Bodmin & Wenford Railway (BWR) is a heritage railway, based at Bodmin in Cornwall, England.
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, long.
Bournemouth railway station is the main railway station serving the beach-side town of Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
Bournemouth West railway station was a railway station in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
The BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for British Railways (BR).
The British Railways Standard Class 4 4-6-0 is a class of steam locomotives, 80 of which were built during the 1950s.
The British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 was one of the 12 standard classes of steam locomotive built by British Railways in the 1950s.
The British Railways BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for British Railways by Robert Riddles.
BR standard class 9F number 92220 Evening Star is a preserved British steam locomotive completed in 1960.
Bridgwater is a large historic market town and civil parish in Somerset, England.
Bridgwater North railway station was the terminus of the Bridgwater branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.
The Bristol & Exeter Railway (B&ER) was an English railway company formed to connect Bristol and Exeter.
This article describes the Bristol and North Somerset Railway, between Bristol and Radstock, and the associated Camerton line from Hallatrow to Limpley Stoke. The Bristol and North Somerset Railway was a railway line in the West of England that connected Bristol with Radstock, through Pensford and further into northern Somerset, to allow access to the Somerset Coalfield.
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the standard-gauge railways.
Broadstone was a railway station in the northern part of the Borough of Poole in the county of Dorset in England.
Broadstone is a village and suburb of Poole in Dorset, England.
Burnham-on-Sea is a large seaside town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett, upon Bridgwater Bay.
Burnham-on-Sea railway station located within the town of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, was the terminus of the Burnham branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system that spans 60 million years from the end of the Devonian Period million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Permian Period, Mya.
Charles Benjamin Collett (10 September 1871 – 5 April 1952) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway from 1922 to 1941.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940) is an English author known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry (1911–1997).
Ciné film (sometimes Cine, no acute accent) is the term commonly used in the UK to refer to the 9.5 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm and Super 8 motion picture film formats used for home movies.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).
Combe Down is a village suburb of Bath, England in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Somerset.
Combe Down Tunnel is on the now-closed Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway main line, between Midford and Bath Green Park railway station, below high ground and the southern suburbs of Bath, England, emerging below the southern slopes of Combe Down village.
Corfe Mullen is a village in Dorset, England, on the north-western urban fringe of the South East Dorset conurbation and is part of the rural district of East Dorset.
A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.
Dieselisation or dieselization is a term generally used for the increasingly common use of diesel fuel in vehicles, or known to be said "Rise of diesel power" as opposed to gasoline or steam engines.
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England.
Dorset (archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.
In railroad terminology, double heading indicates the use of two locomotives at the front of a train, each operated individually by its own crew.
A double-track railway usually involves running one track in each direction, compared to a single-track railway where trains in both directions share the same track.
A dual gauge railway is a track that allows the passage of trains of two different track gauges.
The East Lancashire Railway is a heritage railway line in north west England which runs between Heywood in Greater Manchester and Rawtenstall (Lancashire) with intermediate stations at Bury Bolton Street,, Summerseat, Ramsbottom all in Greater Manchester, and Irwell Vale in Lancashire.
Edington is a rural village, situated on the north side of the Polden Hills in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Evercreech Junction was a railway station at Evercreech on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).
F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.
Fly ash, also known as "pulverised fuel ash" in the United Kingdom, is a coal combustion product that is composed of the particulates (fine particles of burned fuel) that are driven out of coal-fired boilers together with the flue gases.
The foot (feet; abbreviation: ft; symbol: ′, the prime symbol) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement.
Frome is a town and civil parish in eastern Somerset, England.
The Gartell Light Railway is a privately run narrow gauge railway located at Yenston in the Blackmore Vale, south of Templecombe, in Somerset, England.
The Geological Conservation Review (GCR) is produced by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee and is designed to identify those sites of national and international importance needed to show all the key scientific elements of the geological and geomorphological features of Britain.
Glastonbury is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low-lying Somerset Levels, south of Bristol.
The Glastonbury Canal ran for approximately through two locks from Glastonbury to Highbridge in Somerset, England, where it entered the River Parrett and from there the Bristol Channel.
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England.
Gloucester is a city and district in Gloucestershire, England, of which it is the county town.
The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2251 Class was a class of 0-6-0 steam tender locomotive designed for medium-powered freight.
A hamlet is a small human settlement.
Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.
Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England.
A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.
Highbridge and Burnham railway station is situated on the Bristol to Taunton Line within the town of Highbridge, Somerset, and also serves the neighbouring town of Burnham-on-Sea.
Highbridge is a small market town situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels near the mouth of the River Brue.
Holes Bay is an intertidal embayment off Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England.
Horrington is a collection of three small villages (South Horrington, East Horrington and West Horrington) in the parish of St Cuthbert Out or east of Wells, Somerset, England.
In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings.
ITV Meridian (previously Meridian Broadcasting) is the holder of the ITV franchise for the South and South East of England.
Ivo Peters BEM (29 July 1915 – 7 June 1989) was an English railway photographer.
Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".
A joint railway is a railway operating under the control of more than one railway company: those companies very often supplying the traction over the railway.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England.
Land's End (Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 3F 0-6-0T is a class of steam locomotive, often known as Jinty.
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 4F is a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for medium freight work.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T is a class of light 'mixed-traffic' steam locomotive introduced in 1946.
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class is a class of steam locomotive designed for main line passenger work.
The London Midland and Scottish Railway Class 5 4-6-0, almost universally known as the Black Five, is a class of steam locomotive.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.
The London and South Western Railway T9 class was a class of 66 4-4-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work by Dugald Drummond and introduced to services on the LSWR in 1899.
The M5 is a motorway in England linking the Midlands and the South West.
Maesbury Railway Cutting is a 2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest between East Horrington and Gurney Slade in Somerset, notified in 1995.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
The Mangotsfield and Bath branch line was a railway line opened by the Midland Railway Company in 1869 to connect Bath to its network at Mangotsfield, on its line between Bristol and Birmingham.
Masbury railway station was a small isolated station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway's main line between Evercreech Junction and Bath.
The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips) is a range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England.
The metre (British spelling and BIPM spelling) or meter (American spelling) (from the French unit mètre, from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure") is the base unit of length in some metric systems, including the International System of Units (SI).
Midford is a village approximately south-south-east of Bath, Somerset, England.
Midford railway station was a single-platform station on the Bath extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway, just to the north of the point where the double-track became a single track.
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
The Midland Railway – Butterley is a heritage railway at Butterley, near Ripley in Derbyshire.
Midsomer Norton railway station (originally Midsomer Norton, later Midsomer Norton Upper and finally Midsomer Norton South) was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway between and Shepton Mallet.
A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.
National Cycle Route 24, otherwise known as the Colliers Way currently runs from Dundas Aqueduct to Frome via Radstock, although it is intended to provide a continuous cycle route to Southampton and Portsmouth.
The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction.
The New Somerset and Dorset Railway, formed in early 2009, aims to restore the complete line of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway as a modern transport system for the 21st century.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) – also known as the "Poppy Line" – is a heritage steam railway in Norfolk, England, running between the coastal towns of Sheringham and Holt.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England running through the North York Moors National Park.
Oswald Stevens Nock (21 January 1905 – 29 September 1994), nicknamed Ossie, was a British railway signal engineer and senior manager at the Westinghouse company; he is well known for his prodigious output of popularist publications on railway subjects, including over 100 books, as well as a large number of more technical works on locomotive performance.
Various terms are used for passenger rail lines and equipment-the usage of these terms differs substantially between areas.
Peak oil is the theorized point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which it is expected to enter terminal decline.
Peat extraction on the Somerset Levels, in South West England has occurred since the area was first drained by the Romans, and continues today on an area of less than 0.5% of the total geography.
A perimeter fence is a structure that circles the perimeter of an area to prevent access.
A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip.
Seaside pleasure pier in Brighton, England. The first seaside piers were built in England in the early 19th century. A pier is a raised structure in a body of water, typically supported by well-spaced piles or pillars.
The Pines Express was a named passenger train that ran daily between Manchester and Bournemouth in England between 1910 and 1967.
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.
The Port of Bristol comprises the commercial, and former commercial, docks situated in and near the city of Bristol in England.
Portishead Power Station refers to a series of two coal and oil-fired power stations.
Pylle is a village and civil parish south west of Shepton Mallet, and from Wells, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.
Radstock is a town in Somerset, England, south west of Bath, and north west of Frome.
The Radstock rail accident took place on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in south west England, on 7 August 1876.
A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling.
The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS) is a national society founded in Cheltenham, UK in 1928 to bring together those interested in rail transport and locomotives.
A railway town, or railroad town, is a settlement that originated or was greatly developed because of a railway station or junction at its site.
The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government and intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition and retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914–1918.
In law, receivership is a situation in which an institution or enterprise is held by a receiver—a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights"—especially in cases where a company cannot meet financial obligations or enters bankruptcy.
Ringwood is a historic market town and civil parish in Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest and northeast of Bournemouth.
The River Stour is a river which flows through Wiltshire and Dorset in southern England, and drains into the English Channel.
The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) 7F 2-8-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for hauling heavy coal and goods trains.
The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) Sentinel locomotives were two small vertical-boilered, chain-driven steam locomotives for shunting.
Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector in the United Kingdom.
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 40,302, at the confluence of the rivers Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne.
Mean sea level (MSL) (often shortened to sea level) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.
The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England.
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite.
Shapwick is a village on the Polden Hills overlooking the Somerset Moors, in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England.
Shepton Mallet is a town and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset in South West England.
The Shillingstone Railway Project (formerly the Shillingstone Station Project) is a heritage railway project based at Shillingstone railway station on the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
Shillingstone railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR), serving the village of Shillingstone in the English county of Dorset.
On a rail transport system, signalling control is the process by which control is exercised over train movements by way of railway signals and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely, over the correct route and to the proper timetable.
A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.
Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is a UK-registered charity, that through operating a railway museum at Midsomer Norton railway station, aims to preserve as much of the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway as possible.
The Somerset Coalfield in northern Somerset, England is an area where coal was mined from the 15th century until 1973.
The Somerset Levels are a coastal plain and wetland area of Somerset, South West England, running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills.
The South Devon Railway is a heritage railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh in Devon.
South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west.
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.
The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.
The Southern Region was a region of British Railways from 1948 until 1992 when railways were re-privatised.
Spetisbury is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour and the A350 road, south-east of Blandford Forum.
The Q Class, is a type of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed by Richard Maunsell of the Southern Railway and constructed immediately prior to the Second World War, for use on medium-distance freight trains throughout the network.
The SR West Country and Battle of Britain classes, collectively known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans, are air-smoothed 4-6-2 ''Pacific'' steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid.
St Cuthbert Out, sometimes Wells St Cuthbert Out, is a civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.
Stalbridge is a small town and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale area of North Dorset district, near the border with Somerset.
A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Stourpaine & Durweston Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset.
Sturminster Marshall is a village and civil parish in east Dorset in England, situated on the River Stour between Blandford Forum and Poole.
Sturminster Newton is a town and civil parish in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England.
Sturminster Newton railway station was a station in the town of Sturminster Newton, in the English county of Dorset.
A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles.
Sustrans is a UK sustainable transport charity.
The Swanage Railway is a railway branch line from near Wareham, Dorset to Swanage, Dorset, England, opened in 1885 and now operated as a heritage railway.
A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; United States: switcher, switch engine, or yard goat, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as ''switching'' (USA) or shunting (UK).
Templecombe railway station serves the town of Templecombe in Somerset, England.
The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.
In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a train driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track.
A town is a human settlement.
A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.
Turnpike trusts were bodies set up by individual acts of Parliament, with powers to collect road tolls for maintaining the principal roads in Britain from the 17th but especially during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Two Tunnels Greenway is a shared use path for walking and cycling in Bath, Somerset, England.
United Dairies is a former United Kingdom-based creamery, milk bottling and distribution company.
A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming an overpass or flyover.
The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.
Wellow is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, about south of Bath.
Wells (Priory Road) was a railway station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Wells in the county of Somerset in England.
Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.
West Coast Railways (WCR), is a railway spot-hire company and charter train operator based at Carnforth MPD in Lancashire.
West Pennard is a village and civil parish east of Glastonbury, situated at the foot of Pennard Hill, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.
The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a heritage railway line in Somerset, England.
The Western Region was a region of British Railways from 1948.
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.
The Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway (WS&WR) obtained Parliamentary powers in 1845 to build a railway from near Chippenham to Salisbury and Weymouth.
Wimborne Minster (often referred to as Wimborne) is a market town in East Dorset in South West England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town.
Wincanton is a small town and electoral ward in South Somerset, southwest England.
Writhlington SSSI is a 0.5 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the town of Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, notified in 1992.
Yeovil is an English town and civil parish in the district of South Somerset, with a population of 45,000.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
Dorset Central Railway, S & D railway, S&DJR, SDJR, Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, Somerset & Dorset Railway, Somerset Central Railway, Somerset and Dorset Railway, Somerset and Dorset railway before joint ownership, Somerset central railway.