have grown Watercress commercially in the pure spring waters of
Southern England since the early 1800's. It has many purported
medicinal qualities; a good cure for a hangover, great for cleansing
the blood and is even recommended as an aphrodisiac! Check out
website for more info and some great recipes...
watercress beds next to Bere Regis are run by a Company called
Vitacress Ltd. Thanks to Bere Regis villager, Malcolm Munro, for
providing the photographs for the Gallery of the watercress beds
& railway below. They were taken in March 2002. You can find
out more about Vitacress Ltd through their informative website.
a model railway enthusiast from America has created a Model Railway
based on the design & layout of our Watercress Railway - see
addition, on 14th August 1961, British Pathe made a short documentary
about the Watercress Beds. You can download the film footage from
the British Pathe Film Archive by clicking on the Photograph below...
on a photograph to enlarge it