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A Letter to Dad

  • 2 November 2016, 7:38 am
  • By Claire
  • in Creative Writing

Dad The stag returned, this time he brought his season’s companion, he looked towards where you lay (during your last days), then startled by us noticing, he turned away, vanishing behind hedgerows. From your window’s view rabbits seemed subdued, munc[...]

A history of selling an ancient prison in Shepton Mallet

  • 24 July 2016, 10:34 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

January 2013: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that Shepton Mallet would be one of seven prisons that would be closed in a bid to save £63 million a year in running costs across the six prisons. The proposed super prisons would be around 25% bi[...]

The Hunters Lodge – the Pub that is what it was.

  • 1 May 2016, 8:16 pm
  • By Claire
  • in Back in time

Roger Dors has featured at The Hunters Lodge (near Priddy, Somerset) since 1946, obtaining the publican licence in the early 1970′s following  in his uncle’s footsteps. Much is the same as it always was, dimly lit, bare stone floors, open fir[...]