A361 history part 4

CHILKWELL STREET TRAFFIC SURVEY A361 history part 4: diary entries, October 2017 It’s October 3rd 2017, not long after the Autumn equinox and less than a month before the Celtic festival of Samhain. It’s a chilly early morning with an almost completely clear sky,...

A361 history part 7

GLASTONBURY’S SACRED LANDSCAPE A361 history part 7 I was walking up Glastonbury High Street during the Frost Fair last December when I noticed Eddie’s pottery stall and I stopped to have a chat. He told me he was off to New Zealand soon, and ‘another’ visit to...

A361 history part 2

The longest three-digit A-road in the United Kingdom. IS YOUR RELIEF ROAD REALLY A RELIEF? A361 history part 2: from the second world war to beginning of the new millenniumThe A361 has been so named since 1922, when from Taunton to Banbury it was one of the first...

A361 history part 3

LIGHTEN THE LOAD A361 history part 3: 2015-2017 When I started getting involved with trying to have the A361 freed from the tyranny of HGV traffic, I was aware that a campaign called ‘Lighten the Load’ had been active a few years before but had now gone dormant. The...

A361 history part 5

HANLON’S RAZOR A361 history part 5: August 2017 – January 2018. An aphorism that is popular with some Glastonbury Town Councillors is known as ‘Hanlon’s Razor’. A philosophical ‘razor’ is ‘a way of eliminating unlikely explanations for human behaviour and its...

A361 history part 6

MRN indicative map for Somerset. The improved version issued with the MRN national consultation showed without doubt that Glastonbury was intended to be on the route. PUBLIC CONSULTATION ​A361 history part 6: February-April 2018 The Council Chamber at Glastonbury Town...