It may have been more than two years in the planning, involved numerous meetings as well as a complex and lengthy application process but, after all that, we did it!
On Satuday the Darshill & Bowlish community came together to celebrate the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant outside one of the only two remaining handle houses left in the country. You’ll have seen it – it’s a local landmark on the A371 Shepton Mallet to Wells road and was used to dry teazels used in the manufacture of woolen cloth. Now the work really starts.
Keep reading our blogs to see what we uncover.
From left to right:- Bryan Bailey (owner of the Handle House), Alan Fisher, Caroline Slater, Carol Fisher, Jane Williams, Sue Dickerson, Alan Marter, Paul Williams, Sue Abbott, Jane Nicklin, John Abbott, Milo Hollands, Eddie Oram, Rachel Hollands, Alan Griffiths, Pam Neill, Bob Carley, Ian Keys, Christine Oram, John Yeo, Tim Pollard, Brian Neill (at front), Keith Jenkin, George Webb, Jilly Jenkin, a young Webb, Olive Bailey, Hannah Webb, Sallie Patten, Dan Hollands, another young Webb, Dave Brown, Caroline Brown with Star (the dog), Amanda Hirst.