Category Archives: Out and about

A puddy place

Supper at the Podymore Inn gave the opportunity to read a reproduction of a 1791 history of the parish. PUDDIMORE-MILTON is a parish situated in a flat marshy country (whence the name) on the east side of the Fosse-road, two … Continue reading

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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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