Darshill and Bowlish Heritage Project Blog

Shepton streets – Darshill, Ham and Bowlish people and places

Shepton streets – Darshill, Ham and Bowlish people and places

Ian KeysApr 6, 20193 min read

Over the years successive councils and developers have named streets in our town after people associated with the western hamlets of Darshill, Ham and Bowlish. So, lets start with Barrington…

Spring in Shepton…

Spring in Shepton…

Ian KeysMar 31, 20193 min read

One of the delights of research is coming across littleknown or unknown items. Like jewells, they not only shine a light on the past, but they also provide a spur…

Your help is needed…

Your help is needed…

Ian KeysMar 25, 20192 min read

One of the objectives of our project is to shine a light on the lives of people who lived and worked in Shepton’s western hamlets of Bowlish, Ham and Darshill.…

Silk jobs and wages

Silk jobs and wages

Ian KeysMar 15, 20193 min read

The numerous silk factories in Shepton Mallet employed hundreds, probably thousands of people. Especially in the earlier years, a high proportion (around 30% in the 1830’s) of those were children…

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