Yesterday Phil Gannon, historian and guardian of the Mineral line took a group of Poetry Pinners along a section of the trail un-peeling a little of the history around the building of the Mineral line itself.
The walk endeavoured to put some historical flesh on the bones so to speak with participants being handed a ‘note board’ to scribble thoughts phrases and ideas as we meandered.
After an hour or so of facts and interesting historical anecdotes (and quite a few horrific deaths) we headed back into Watchet revealing a few tethered poems along the way.
The final walk will be on the 17th September and walk from Old Cleeve Recreation ground (Washford) down the trail to Watchet to then finish at Contains Art on the East Quay. In the gallery courtyard there will be an installation of poems in sync with Somerset Arts Weeks exhibitions from 17th September to 2nd October.
The walk is free and we are due to meet at 1pm Washford recreation ground, TA23 0PF
Bring your phone if you have one, but tech will be provided to reveal the words.
Allow 3hrs – flat level
Well behaved dogs welcome on short lead!