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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Radstock Town CouncilWelcome to Our Website

History of Radstock

Radstock has been settled since the Iron Age and its importance grew after the construction of the Fosse Way, a Roman road. 

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Railway

Radstock has been home to two railway companies with two separate stations.  The Somerset and Dorset Railway ran from Bath’s Green Park Station to Evercreech Junction and Poole it was closed to passengers in 1966.

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Museum

Radstock is home to the Radstock Museum which is housed in a former cattle market hall, and has a range of permanent and temporary exhibits which offer an insight into life in North East Somerset highlighting the 19th century.

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Mining

Coal was discovered in Radstock in 1763 and mining began, continuing until 1973, when the last collieries were closed at Lower Writhlington and Kilmersdon....

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