Category Archives: Out and about

It’s not Twelfth Night in Somerset

Always a sceptical people, suspicious of innovation and resentful about change, it took the English one hundred and seventy years to accept the Gregorian calendar. Introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582, it was not introduced in England until 1752. The … Continue reading

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Far, far away

The father of a girl with whom I attended primary school told me the story. “My uncle emigrated to Australia in 1910. My grandfather took him to Taunton station and said to him as he left, ‘Whatever you do, don’t … Continue reading

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Done Roman

An odd place to build, on sloping ground below a hill. Well, it would have been odd in those times when people built houses in places that were easily defended, when a home might need to be a castle. The … Continue reading

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We could do with a saint

Not only do the young people in the class not go to church, they know little or nothing about Christianity. If I am hoping for an answer to questions to questions on the Christian faith, I frequently have to turn … Continue reading

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Crossman Family History

Sorting through family history today, I found Barbara Tremlett’s history of my mother’s forebears: The name Crossman is Anglo Saxon and toponymic, indicating the place at or near which our ancestors lived, so ours were in England long before the … Continue reading

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