(Photo courtesy Jim Type, copyright C L Caddy Collection)
Bason Bridge was the first station after Highbridge heading towards Evercreech Junction on the branch. It survived another 9 years after closure to passengers as it lay alongside a busy milk depot. I seem to remember that closure, as always with the S&D, wasn't for economic reasons but because they were building the M5 which intersected this route, so modern transport had to be sacrificed for something ephemeral and fleeting with no future. Crazy times.
Originally the branch was expected to be retained as far as Clark's factory in Glastonbury after closure for passengers. I suspect the people of Glastonbury already regret that that didn't happen, as this longer route may well have survived into the rail era and would still be there, probably already reopened for passengers. Oh well, it will be back soon enough!