Tar River and Flint Cottages – Denis Mardel

Denis MardelI knew that one day I would find someone who could give an explanation as to why the river Ver near New Barnes Mill is also called the Tar. Denis asked this question when he was a child and the answer is obvious! He shares more memories of the river and of going to fill his water bottle in Flint Cottages crossing over a very rickety bridge over the river. He describes how he found out that some of his family, name of Stratton, used to live in these cottages.

Interview date: 6 May 2015. Interviewer: Sandy Norman



  1. Anthony Willett

    My father was born in flint cottages in 1903, I was born and lived in Park Street I am now 75 years young.


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