On the River Lark
The River Lark was once an important, navigable river used by the Romans for the carriage of clunch, a building material quarried from pits near Isleham, and stone for the building of Bury St Edmunds Abbey. Beginning near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, it flows through Bury, Mildenhall and Prickwillow, and joins the Great Ouse south of Littleport in Cambridgeshire. This photo was taken this evening from Mill Street bridge in Mildenhall, just a mile from “my” section of the river, which runs through our back yard in West Row. It was here that a magnificent hoard of late Roman silver was discovered in 1942, most of which included bowls, spoons, dishes and goblets. It is now on display in the British Museum.