Last updated: Tue 12 Apr 2016

Memorial service for Val Lewis

Val Lewis, widow of local historian, author and teacher Rick Lewis, has died peacefully at The Old Rectory at the age of 83.

The Old Rectory, NunneyValerie met Richard Lewis in 1951, after he took up a position teaching English and art in Bradford, Yorkshire.

They relocated to Somerset on the advice of a friend and moved into Cherry Tree Farm on the High Street in Nunney in 1953.

Here the couple raised four daughters, Daphne, Veronica, Helen and Patricia.

Rick was the author of An Outline History of Nunney, The Nunney Saga and other works. He died in 2012 at the age of 89, after which Val moved into The Old Rectory.

A service will be held on Wednesday 4 May at 11am in Nunney Church, followed by a wake in The George.

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