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12 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2021

Sherborne Old Castle is a romantic 12th-century ruin set in beautiful grounds next to New Sherborne Castle.
After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, now survive. Loved by Sir Walter Ralegh, he leased the castle but when he [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2021

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul is situated next to Muchelney Abbey so we took the opportunity to visit after exploring the Abbey. As we entered we were surprised to see a groom with his best man and ushers and noticed that the church was all decked out ready for a wedding. [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Mar 13th 2021

Muchelney Abbey is an English Heritage property in the village of Muchelney in the Somerset Levels, England. The site consists of ruined walls showing the layout of the abbey buildings constructed from the 7th to 16th and the remaining intact Abbott’s House. It is next to the parish church in which some of the fabric of the abbey [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2021

…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

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2021

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