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…the birthplace of vaccination

On my first visit to Berkeley Castle in 2019 I visited the adjacent museum that was formerly Dr Jenner’s house. The museum displays explain  how he became the pioneer of vaccinations.  He experimented with the mild disease of cowpox leading him to find way to counteract the devastating disease of Smallpox.

The smallpox [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2021

The Church of St Mary is a Church of England parish church in Berkley, Somerset. It is a Grade II* listed building built in 1751.[1]
The church, dedicated to St Mary, was built in 1751 by Squire Thomas Prowse of the adjacent Berkley House.[1]
The whitewashed stone church has a west tower and a hip roof with stone slates, while the nave has a central [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2021

… Mr John Berkeley memorial garden

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This composite instrument, the body dating back to the 17th century and carved from a single block of English beech has a birch table. The head and key box are by the French maker Francois Louvet who presumably restored and added to this ancient instrument following irrevocable damage suffered in the 18th century.*

*From a sign [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2020

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