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Guided Tours of Shepton’s Historic Bowlish, Lower Ham and Darshill

Guided Tours of Shepton’s Historic Bowlish, Lower Ham and Darshill

Ian KeysJune 18, 20191 min read

The Shepton Mallet hamlets of Bowlish, Ham and Darshill lie on the west side of the town, nestling in the valley of the river Sheppey. The Sheppey was once the…

Outreach at St.Paul’s school

Outreach at St.Paul’s school

Ian KeysJune 17, 20191 min read

Just in case you missed the front page article in this week’s Shepton Mallet Journal… Students from Year 3 at St Paul’s school with ‘Farmer Alan’ and ‘Mistress Jane’ Our…

Bowlish Villa – a multiple enigma

Bowlish Villa – a multiple enigma

Ian KeysJune 8, 20192 min read

Although the first impression – window hoods and stone mullions – of this building suggests a construction date of the 17th century, some of the other details such as the…

Darshill workers’ cottages 1

Darshill workers’ cottages 1

Ian KeysJune 3, 20192 min read

30-32 Back Lane, Darshill The transition from the making of woollen to silk cloth and crape happened following the failed introduction of the steam-powered ‘Spinning Jenny’ and the lethal 1785…

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