A free exhibition in Nunney Church focuses on life in and around Nunney Castle in medieval Nunney.
Sponsored by Nunney-based firm Barton Cartwright Communications and the Selwood Foundation, the display in Nunney All Saints Church attracted a large number of visitors during Nunney Street Market and Fayre on Saturday 3 August and for a fortnight after.
Medieval Nunney was also the theme of the 2013 Nunney Fayre, with archery demonstrations, medieval street theatre, hog roasts, woodland crafts demonstrations, men at arms and a knight on horseback to wow visitors.
As with last year’s exhibition on Nunney during World War II, large panels were displayed around the chancel of the church. The medieval Nunney exhibition started with the network of prehistoric footpaths that ran close to Nunney.
It continued with the Roman villa discovered on the edge of the modern parish boundaries of Nunney near Whatley. Then followed an impression of life in Nunney in Saxon and Norman times before turning to the Nunney Fayre Charter, the history of Nunney Church, the Black Death and Nunney Castle.
The display materials for this exhibition were kindly donated by Andy Whiting of Rage Displays in Bristol. This means that the church will be able to mount future exhibitions.
Ultimately, there are plans to create a visitor and heritage centre in the church as part of a planned £50,000 upgrade of its facilities.