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Watercress in Bere Regis

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Farmers   have   grown   Watercress   commercially   in   the   pure   spring   waters   of   Southern   England   since   the   early   1800's.   It   has   many   purported medicinal   qualities;   a   good   cure   for   a   hangover,   great   for   cleansing   the   blood   and   is   even   recommended   as   an aphrodisiac! Check out the Watercress website  for more info and some great recipes... The   watercress   beds   next   to   Bere   Regis   are   run   by   a   Company   called   Vitacress   Ltd. Thanks   to   Bere   Regis   villager, Malcolm   Munro,   for   providing   the   photographs   for   the   Gallery   of   the   watercress   beds   &   railway   below.   They   were taken   in   March   2002.   You   can   find   out   more   about   Vitacress   Ltd   through   their   informative   website .   Also,   a   model railway   enthusiast   from   America   has   created   a   Model   Railway   based   on   the   design   &   layout   of   our   Watercress Railway - see it here In   addition,   on   14th   August   1961,   British   Pathe   made   a   short   documentary   about   the   Watercress   Beds.   You   can   download   the   film   footage   from the British Pathe Film Archive by clicking here
Cress Beds Engine front Tractor Clearing Carriage Warehouse Tracks Border Crosstracks Railway Engine Side On Engine Sidings Riverside River
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Watercress in Bere Regis

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Farmers    have    grown    Watercress    commercially    in    the    pure    spring waters    of    Southern    England    since    the    early    1800's.    It    has    many purported   medicinal   qualities;   a   good   cure   for   a   hangover,   great   for cleansing   the   blood   and   is   even   recommended   as   an   aphrodisiac! Check    out    the    Watercress    website     for    more    info    and    some    great recipes... The   watercress   beds   next   to   Bere   Regis   are   run   by   a   Company   called Vitacress    Ltd.    Thanks    to    Bere    Regis    villager,    Malcolm    Munro,    for providing   the   photographs   for   the   Gallery   of   the   watercress   beds   & railway   below.   They   were   taken   in   March   2002.   You   can   find   out   more about   Vitacress   Ltd   through   their   informative   website .   Also,   a   model railway   enthusiast   from   America   has   created   a   Model   Railway   based on the design & layout of our Watercress Railway - see it here In    addition,    on    14th    August    1961,    British    Pathe    made    a    short documentary   about   the   Watercress   Beds.   You   can   download   the   film footage from the British Pathe Film Archive by clicking here
Cress Beds Engine front Tractor Clearing Carriage Warehouse Tracks Border Crosstracks Railway Engine Side On Engine Sidings Riverside River