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Last updated: Tue 19 May 2015

Thanksgiving service for John Webb

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Nunney Church on Friday 24 July at 2pm for Nunney resident John Webb, who died last week after a long illness.

John WebbHe was chairman of the governors of Nunney First School for 10 years, member of the parochial parish council, editor of the parish newsletter Postlebury News, show-stealing pantomime dame, as a gifted photographer and as one of the most prominent – and talented – singers during church services.

He was 74. John and Marianne moved to Horn Street in Nunney in 2001. He became a school governor a year later.

John Webb had a great eye for detail. At one point this landed him in the Nunney Brook, when – in an effort to take the perfect shot of Nunney Castle – he grabbed a twig that broke off and landed him in the water – camera and all.

John lived with passion and drive, applying the same vigour to his photography and singing with the Phoenix Consort as to his work for Nunney First School. He was for many years the undisputed dame of the Nunney Players’ award-winning pantomimes.

Nunney Players pantomime

John Webb (right) was the undisputed dame in any Nunney Players pantomime. (photo David Chedgy)

John Webb

John Webb was always on the look-out for the best angles for his photographs.

We will remember John as a kind and generous man who was a great friend of Visit Nunney. Even when he was desperately ill he would take time to write to us with feedback on local history articles.

John and Marianne Webb had only recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Our thoughts are with his wife Marianne and their children at this difficult time.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held at All Saints Church Nunney at 2pm on Friday 24 July, followed by a wake at The George at Nunney.

When we published a Visit Nunney calendar in 2012, it consisted almost entirely of stunning photographs of Nunney by John Webb – a chronicle of village life throughout the year.

We can’t think of a better tribute than to show you a selection of his photos.

Carols in the Castle

Carols in the Castle (Photo: John Webb)

Nunney Castle (photo John Webb)

Nunney Castle (photo John Webb)

Nunney Open Gardens Day

Nunney Open Gardens Day (photo John Webb)

All Saints Church Nunney

All Saints Church Nunney (photo: John Webb)

Nunney Duck Race (photo John Webb)

Nunney Duck Race (photo John Webb)

View from Nunney Castle (photo john Webb)

View from Nunney Castle (photo john Webb)

Nunney Castle (photo John Webb)

Nunney Castle (photo John Webb)

Nunney Flower Show (photo John Webb)

Nunney Flower Show (photo John Webb)

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