Monthly Archives: April 2023

Another relegation

Before the days of the present National League, the top levels of non-league football were¬† the top divisions of the Southern, Northern and Isthmian Leagues. Yeovil Town played their matches in the Southern League Premier Division. The 1970s were a … Continue reading

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Republican publicans

Eli’s is having a tea party to mark the coronation in May. The American branch of the family who now have the pub have a mischievous sense of humour, the music for the afternoon is to be provided by a … Continue reading

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How often did someone travel from High Ham to London in the Sixteenth Century?

It seemed unlikely that the web would provide much information about a Sixteenth Century Rector of High Ham. To find him mentioned in a 2010 PhD thesis was a real surprise. Katie M. Nelson’s doctoral thesis Thomas Whythorne and Tudor … Continue reading

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Leaving the village for the New World?

The paternal grandfather of my ninth great grand uncle. It’s hardly a direct family connection, its interest lay in location rather than heredity. Johannes Pople, was born in 1545. His wife Catherine Taylor was born ten years later. They were … Continue reading

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Heaven in Somerset

The mood lifts. Stepping out into the cool air of an early April evening, the sky in the east is shades of blue, fresh growth has brought fresh traces of green in the adjoining pasture. The waxing moon will be … Continue reading

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