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Author Topic: Where is bignosemac today, 8th June 2018?  (Read 513 times)
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« on: June 08, 2018, 01:16:41 pm »

Another day, another abandoned station.

Where's this?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 01:18:18 pm »

Nowhere in a blizzard or very dense fog !

For the benefit of CfN, there is a place called Nowhere SW of Nailsea as shown on old O.S maps. Not to be confused with Taunton, obviously ! Probabaly where the green and white delivery vans go to hide !

From North Somerset Times  27th May 2017


A historical hamlet called Nowhere which is now 
covered by housing will soon be remembered in Nailsea in the form of a plaque.

The tiny settlement was home to a large house and four cottages, including the childhood home of Gerald Derry and his mum – the last remaining residents of the hamlet.

The cottages belonged to the Smyth family which also owned Ashton Court estate.

Gerald’s family have been trying for years to put up a memorial to preserve a key part of Nailsea’s history.

North Somerset Council has now agreed a plaque can be added to the kissing gates which lead into Nowhere Wood.

Pat Gilbert, who has been helping the Derry family, said: “The cottages had no water, gas or electricity.

“It was a proper rural hamlet and it was the only place in Nailsea which took a direct hit during the war and one person was killed.”

Gerald Derry lived in one of the cottages in Nowhere until 1959 when he got married and moved to Bristol, but his mum Reine Derry remained there until 1967.

She was the last person to live in the hamlet before it was built on by developers.

Gerald’s children Ann Morgan, Stephen Derry, Susan Cox and Julie Derry are delighted a plaque is now being installed to remember the residents of Nowhere.

Ann said: “I can remember visiting the cottage at the age of five and my dad told me that’s where he grew up.

“My gran moved out in 1967. It was empty for about a year and then it crumbled and they started building an estate there in the 1970s.

“We wanted to put up something in memory of my dad because the woods around the hamlet were his play area. I’m really pleased we can now put up a plaque and I hope it will open up some interest in Nailsea.”

The kissing gates are being restored by Adrian Leonard. Gerald’s family is keen to hear from anyone who remembers the families from Nowhere.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 01:34:33 pm »

Nowhere in a blizzard or very dense fog !

For the benefit of CfN, there is a place called Nowhere SW of Nailsea as shown on old O.S maps. Not to be confused with Taunton, obviously ! Probabaly where the green and white delivery vans go to hide !

From North Somerset Times

Gerald and Reine Derry.
A historical hamlet called Nowhere which is now 
covered by housing will soon be remembered in Nailsea in the form of a plaque.

The tiny settlement was home to a large house and four cottages, including the childhood home of Gerald Derry and his mum – the last remaining residents of the hamlet.

The cottages belonged to the Smyth family which also owned Ashton Court estate.

Gerald’s family have been trying for years to put up a memorial to preserve a key part of Nailsea’s history.

North Somerset Council has now agreed a plaque can be added to the kissing gates which lead into Nowhere Wood.

Pat Gilbert, who has been helping the Derry family, said: “The cottages had no water, gas or electricity.

“It was a proper rural hamlet and it was the only place in Nailsea which took a direct hit during the war and one person was killed.”

Gerald Derry lived in one of the cottages in Nowhere until 1959 when he got married and moved to Bristol, but his mum Reine Derry remained there until 1967.

She was the last person to live in the hamlet before it was built on by developers.

Gerald’s children Ann Morgan, Stephen Derry, Susan Cox and Julie Derry are delighted a plaque is now being installed to remember the residents of Nowhere.

Ann said: “I can remember visiting the cottage at the age of five and my dad told me that’s where he grew up.

“My gran moved out in 1967. It was empty for about a year and then it crumbled and they started building an estate there in the 1970s.

“We wanted to put up something in memory of my dad because the woods around the hamlet were his play area. I’m really pleased we can now put up a plaque and I hope it will open up some interest in Nailsea.”

The kissing gates are being restored by Adrian Leonard. Gerald’s family is keen to hear from anyone who remembers the families from Nowhere.


We have our very own Road to Nowhere here in Yate which was recently used for filming a high drama episode of Casualty culminating in the exploding of a petrol tanker.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 01:36:29 pm »

Isn't that where the Metrobust goes Huh
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 01:41:50 pm »

Isn't that where the Metrobust goes Huh

NO !!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 01:42:51 pm »

Hotlink in OP fixed. Hopefully.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 08:13:45 am »

I thought this one was a little easier, but no guesses.

It's another branch line terminus.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 10:38:31 am »

Seaton.

Also of note nearby is the concrete road bridge crossing the Axe, and the toll house.
Did you do a trip on the tramway?
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 11:48:11 am »

Seaton.

Also of note nearby is the concrete road bridge crossing the Axe, and the toll house.
Did you do a trip on the tramway?

I did. From Colyton to Riverside Depot. The last stretch into Seaton is closed until 28th June whilst the new tramway terminus is built. As a bonus for the slightly shortened journey passengers are given a free depot tour. There is also a TRB (Tram Replacement Bus!) between the depot and terminus.

Here's Finn at Colyton.

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 12:55:13 am »

News from Colyton today from The Sun and from iNews
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 12:39:45 pm »

I've not clicked on the links yet, but I bet the news is pants.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 11:03:49 pm »

Here's Finn at Colyton.



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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 08:37:25 am »

May I suggest another game: "What's on the end of the string, Finn?"
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