Heritage

Child labour in Victorian Somerset

Nunney scarecrows

Child labour was common in early 19th century Nunney for children as young as 5. It took almost a century...

High Street Nunney

Death of a farm lad

In April 1850 a teenager was brutally murdered in Nunney. The case raised headlines across the country. Part 1 -...

Eventide: A scene in the Westminster Union Workhouse, Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1878

The Nunney workhouse

Until 1837 Nunney had a workhouse, located next to the Theobald Arms at Nunney Catch. The...

Evelyn Waugh in Nunney

Evelyn Waugh and Nunney

Author and journalist Evelyn Waugh tried to buy Manor Farm House, next to Nunney Castle, in 1936. [caption id="attachment_27891" align="aligncenter"...

When electricity came to Nunney

When electricity came to Nunney

Nunney was first introduced to the wonders of electricity on Thursday 20 February 1868, when John Fussell fired a cannon...

charabanc

Charabancs: a grand day out

Charabancs were a familiar sight in Nunney until the 1950s. The village itself had regular charabanc outings too. [caption id="attachment_30417"...

Nunney rectory, 1860

An explosive court case

When Rev. John Challen made improvements to the rectory in Nunney, his attempts at digging a well landed a man...

Dipping place, Nunney

Typhoid in Nunney (3)

More mystery Murchison pointed out that there had been previous isolated cases of typhoid in Nunney in 1867, 1870 and...

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