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Last updated: Fri 9 Aug 2013

Nunney in old postcards – charity calendar 2014

Visit Nunney has published a calendar featuring old postcards of Nunney, in aid of local charities.

Visit Nunney charity calendar 2014This is the third year that the charity calendar has been published. After calendars with photos by local photographer John Webb of Nunney throughout the year and watercolours by Nunney resident Diana Williams, the new calendar includes 13 images from postcards that were taken around 1900.

These include views of Horn Street, High Street, Church Street, the Market Place and Nunney First School. Nunney Castle is shown after the north wall collapsed on Christmas Day 1910, with a viewing platform placed next to the rubble to enable visitors to look inside the castle. One photo shows men at work with horse and cart in nearby Holwell Quarry, once an important local employer and now the site of The Bear public house.

Glass negatives

Visit Nunney charity calendar 2014Two rare glass negatives of Nunney are also included in the Visit Nunney charity calendar 2014. The cover image shows two elegant ladies with a horse and trap in front of Nunney Castle; the second was taken from the bridge at Nunney, showing members of the Cornish family outside Kingfisher Cottage next to the historic dipping place where local residents for centuries fetched water from Nunney Brook.

The calendar has space to write down appointments, birthdays and such. Annual events, such as the Easter Sunday Bonnet Parade and Duck Race, Open Gardens Day and Nunney Fayre, are already clearly displayed.

Fundraising

The previous two calendars raised hundreds of pounds for two local charities and this year’s edition is likely to prove very popular too. The Nunney Community Association (NCA) organises Nunney Street Market and Fayre and many other community events throughout the year. The NCA also donates funds to improve children’s playgrounds and other facilities around the village.

The Nunney Church Raise the Roof Appeal run by Friends of Nunney Church is trying to raise £200,000 to replace the temporary ceiling tiles with a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The church originally had a beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling, but the oak beams rotted away in the 1960s. Through donations and fundraising events the Appeal has to date managed to raise £135,000 towards the costs of a new ceiling.

The Visit Nunney charity calendar 2014 is on sale at the SPAR shop in the Market Place, Nunney, for £6.

For every calendar sold, £2 is split between the two charities.

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