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Minutes 13th November

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The Nine Mile River roughly bisects Bulford Parish in an east west direction.   It is sourced well into the Salisbury Plain Training Area and may or may not be nine miles long, but the story is that it got its name from the carters of yesteryear because it lies six miles from Salisbury.   In the late 1800s and early 1900s, it used to flood regularly and damage the residential properties that are situated along its banks, but, nowadays, this happens very rarely.   For part of its run through the Parish (including the piece in the photograph above), it used to be part of the coaching route to Marlborough and for that reason it is still classified as a C Class road.