SideTracked - CC16 Keynsham and Somerdale
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We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy. But what about public transport users? SideTracked caches are intended to provide quick cache and dashes at train stations.
About Keynsham and Somerdale
Keynsham railway station serves the town of Keynsham, Somerset. It is located on the London-Bristol and Bristol-Southampton trunk routes and was opened on the 31st of August 1840 with the completion of the Great Western Railway line between Bristol and Bath. It was re-named "Keynsham and Somerdale" on the 1st February 1925 with the opening of the Fry's chocolate factory at Somerdale. The station was rebuilt in 1931 to accommodate longer trains bringing in workers who had transferred from a factory in Bristol belonging to the company.
The station's name reverted to Keynsham on the 6th May 1974. By this time many workers had relocated to Keynsham, or commuted by car. The factory had its own rail system which was connected to the mainline. The connection to Fry's chocolate factory was taken out of use on the 26th-27th July 1980.
Just outside the main station entrance is the old cutting which leads to the Somerdale Chocolate Factory, its is unfortunately blocked by a padlocked gateway. Here you will find a micro container AND BRING YOUR OWN PENCIL.
CAREFUL - the road can busy and fast, especially on the bend and there is no need to go into the Cadburys Somerdale site (unless your going to the chocolate shop!)
Parking - Park either in the station or any of the nearby car parks which are all free on Sundays. Alternatively down the hill are the Lockkeeper and Brassmill pubs, both are thoroughly recommended for food and drink.
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