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Isle of Axholme.

Enjoyed a walk today taking in Epworth,East lound and Haxey...I have to say i am growing very fond of this whole area.....

The name axholme is thought to be a corruption of Axel-holme...The principal place is Axel [ now Haxey ] meaning a mere village,and holme ,saxon for river island...giving--"The village by a pond on the island in the river.

The marsh land around the higher ground always flooded in winter giving the name Isle of Axholme.

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Taken on August 4, 2012