regarding the bridge behind the water treatment works at Minster, I have never seen anything of one there.
The bridges that cross the river at one time had to be of a certain height above high water, but I don't know what this measurement was. I think this was to allow the passage of barges upto Fordwich.
The only bridge that I know of at Minster is the railway one near the power station, the next one upstream being at Plucks Gutter. Grove Ferry didn't have a bridge until the 60's.
I don't know of any home guard vetrans in Minster, the only two that I knew were my grandfather Charles Laker a
nd George Marriott who used to have a scrap yard in Ramsgate (both now deceased).
I did once see a list that John V had put on the forum listing members of 12 group signals home guard (the assasins and saboteurs) that did include local farmers and landowners. I would imagine that you could see this at the national archives at Kew.
Please feel free to use the pictures of my grandfather.