HISTORY OF THE SID
The natural history of ‘England’s shortest river’ is quite well covered:
The human history of the river is less accessible – but it is just as rich, and can be found if sought out.
For example, there are the mills along the River Sid:
However, information available online is still rather limited, so on these pages more should be added.
With particular thanks to members of the SVA’s History Group:
Notes from the Group’s regular bi-monthly meetings are now being made available on the SVA’s website:
Meanwhile, here are the links to the History of the Sid pages on this website:
There are other pages on the history of the River:
Sidmouth rivers and main sewers in about 1950:
Sidmouth’s Byes park through the ages: