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It’s the season of wassailing

“The Somersetshire people are of large size and strong, but in my opinion are very slow and lazy and are very much given to eating and drinking,” thus wrote William Holland, an irascible priest of the Church of England around … Continue reading

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More than a dinner lady

Sometimes you turn your back for a moment and, when you turn back, you find someone has gone. Walking among the familiar faces in the village cemetery, I met Mrs Cullen. I had never thought about Mrs Cullen having died, … Continue reading

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Not at the station

At the site of the old railway station in Burnham-on-Sea, there is a plaque that purports to date from the days of the Somerset and Dorset Railway. Reading the inscription might prompt the more sceptical to question its authenticity. However, … Continue reading

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