Caroline Shipsey

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Mendip Village - Blagdon

Blagdon was my home from 1976 until 2000, I lived in a cottage in Grib Lane overlooking the beautiful Blagdon Lake. The view from the cottage extended towards Chew Valley in the east and Weston-Super-Mare in the west, sunrises and sunsets were an inspiration day after day, and the everchanging lake too was a constant source of pleasure.

Blagdon Local History Society has produced 'A History of Blagdon' currently in 2 volumes which is extremely detailed and gives a great insight into many aspects of the origins of the village and village life. The village website describes the village as :-
"Located in the beautiful Mendips, Blagdon has a thriving, friendly population of about 1200 with a mix of traditional local families and new comers from diverse backgrounds. There is a mix in the village of single people, families and couples, with ages ranging from young children to those of retirement age."

The picture below is the view I looked out on everyday.