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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Brandon Town


Just a small town, with a mix of shops and a couple of useful supermarkets.  The market square is a large open space overlooked by the town hall which looks as though it was once a school.


A lot of the buildings here are made of flint stone, and the town sign has flint knappers at work depicted.

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And the pub on the square is called The Flintknappers.


From prehistoric times the area was mined for flint as can be seen at Grimes Graves, a popular Brandon tourist destination. Much more recently, the town was a major centre for the production of gunflints so flint has been a very important commodity here.

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