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Somerset Collection

Background imageSomerset Collection: Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset

Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset
Children pony trekking at Horner, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wells Cathedral / 1871

Wells Cathedral / 1871
Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
An atmospheric sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. Date: 20th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Dunster / Somerset 1912

Dunster / Somerset 1912
Dunster, Somerset: model for Stancy Castle in Thomas Hardys novel A Laodicean Date: 1912

Background imageSomerset Collection: Map / Somerset C1857

Map / Somerset C1857
Map of Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Transportable Ciderpress

Transportable Ciderpress
A transportable cider press in use at Pensford, Somerset South-west England) : the fruit is first ground in a mill, then crushed in a press to extract the cider

Background imageSomerset Collection: David Bryant with Pipe

David Bryant with Pipe
David Bryant, CBE, bowls legend; a trout-fishing, pipe- smoking man of Somerset who is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport

Background imageSomerset Collection: Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset

Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset
A rugby match between South Africa (the Springboks) and Somerset, probably at Taunton, UK. A Somerset player is picking up the ball

Background imageSomerset Collection: Clevedon, Somerset

Clevedon, Somerset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageSomerset Collection: Somerset House 1809

Somerset House 1809
Rebuilt in the late 18th century, this set of buildings has at times housed the Royal Academy, the Royal Society, and several government depart- ments such as Public Records

Background imageSomerset Collection: Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952

Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952
Participants in the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The Officers of Arms of the Heralds College (l to r): Bluemantle, J A Frere; Windsor Herald, R P Graham-Vivian; Richmond Herald

Background imageSomerset Collection: Blue Anchor Bay - (Picture taken from opposite the Blue Anchor Inn), Minehead, Somerset

Blue Anchor Bay - (Picture taken from opposite the Blue Anchor Inn), Minehead, Somerset, England. Date: 1961

Background imageSomerset Collection: Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman

Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman
H.M. Bateman had a particular loathing for the taxman as exemplified in this cartoon showing the inhabitants of Somerset House (then the home of the Inland Revenue)

Background imageSomerset Collection: Deer Hunt on Exmoor

Deer Hunt on Exmoor
Hunting red deer in the Vale of Porlock, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: 1922

Background imageSomerset Collection: Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset Date: 1902

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Village, Uphill, Somerset

The Village, Uphill, Somerset
The Village, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, near Hutton, Somerset, England. Showing St Nicolas Church Date: 1920s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Madeira Cove - Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England

Madeira Cove - Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wassailing Apple Trees

Wassailing Apple Trees
In Devon and Somerset, apple growers wassail orchards on 17 January, with songs and a bucket of hot cider; a tree is lightly sprinkled, then the wassailers drink the rest

Background imageSomerset Collection: Coleridge Nether Stowey

Coleridge Nether Stowey
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE English poet and critics cottage at Nether Stowey, Somerset Date: 1772 - 1834

Background imageSomerset Collection: Scene with boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset

Scene with boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset
Scene with people and boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageSomerset Collection: TARR STEPS

TARR STEPS
Tarr Steps, a Prehistoric stone bridge over the River Barle, near Dulverton, Somerset, England, said to have been placed there by the Devil to win a bet. Date: circa 1000 BC

Background imageSomerset Collection: Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset

Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset
Three uniformed prison officers stand in front of Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset. The prison was originally established as a House of Correction in 1625

Background imageSomerset Collection: Horse-Drawn Bus London

Horse-Drawn Bus London
A Horse-drawn bus operating the Waterloo Station to Somerset house route

Background imageSomerset Collection: 1297 copy of the Magna Carta sold to Australia

1297 copy of the Magna Carta sold to Australia
The thirteenth century copy of the Magna Carta, bought by the Australian Commonwealth National Library from Kings School, Bruton, Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Brockley Court Ghost

Brockley Court Ghost
THE BROCKLEY COURT GHOST [near Clevedon, Somerset] Student Spencer-Palmer photographed by his brother as a ghostly monk - photo often taken to be genuine !

Background imageSomerset Collection: Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset. A former motte and bailey castle, it is now a country house. Date: 20th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Poster advertising Rambles in Somerset

Poster advertising Rambles in Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Somerset scenery 1934

Somerset scenery 1934
Somerset scenery in art deco style. 2 of 2

Background imageSomerset Collection: Stream of Charabancs

Stream of Charabancs
The popular pleasure of the charabanc ! - four in a row make their way through the Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - and there may be more to follow

Background imageSomerset Collection: England / Watchet

England / Watchet
Cattle being driven through the ancient town of Watchet Somerset, an interesting old seaport

Background imageSomerset Collection: Backwell, Somerset

Backwell, Somerset
Attractive rural view looking down on the village of Backwell, Somerset, near Bristol, the scene dominated by the tower of the impressive 12th century medieval Parish Church

Background imageSomerset Collection: Frome Market 1930S

Frome Market 1930S
Well-dressed ladies carrying heavy wicker baskets of shopping, next to the fruit and vegetable stall at Frome farmers market, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: Somerset Sheep Sale

Somerset Sheep Sale
A typical scene at a sheep sale at Bridgewater, Somerset, England, at one of the annual fairs, held towards the end of September each year

Background imageSomerset Collection: England / Watchet

England / Watchet
Low tide in the Harbour at Watchet, Somerset, an old and interesting seaport

Background imageSomerset Collection: Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - even more spectacular with only a rough country road passing through it

Background imageSomerset Collection: Guy Fawkes Carnival

Guy Fawkes Carnival
Carnival with fireworks on November Fifth at Bridgwater, Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset

Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset
At Ilchester, Somerset, a local wise woman uses weird rituals to treat cattle for foot and mouth disease

Background imageSomerset Collection: John Locke / Birthplace

John Locke / Birthplace
JOHN LOCKE Birthplace of the philosopher at Wrington, Somerset Date: 1632 - 1704

Background imageSomerset Collection: Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset Date: 1924

Background imageSomerset Collection: Village Cobbler 1937

Village Cobbler 1937
The village cobbler working by the light of his oil lamp in his workshop in Congresbury, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: Somerset Maugham / Cig

Somerset Maugham / Cig
WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM English novelist and short story writer, in 1936

Background imageSomerset Collection: Strawberry Pickers

Strawberry Pickers
A boy and a man picking strawberries in a field, with punnets strapped to their backs, on a farm near Cheddar, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageSomerset Collection: Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini

Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini
Front cover of The Bystander announcing the engagement of Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravinci. He was the Swiss ministers son, she was the daughter of the author William Somerset Maugham. 1936

Background imageSomerset Collection: Cider maker, Somerset, England

Cider maker, Somerset, England
A cider maker wearing a trilby hat and an apron, leans on an old wooden wagon and drinks a pint of cider among the casks and barrels in the outbuilding of a cider works in Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Village, Wedmore, Somerset

The Village, Wedmore, Somerset
The Village, Wedmore, near Cheddar, Somerset, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Fore Street, Chard, Somerset

Fore Street, Chard, Somerset
Fore Street, Chard, near Ilminster, Somerset, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Store

Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Stores Ltd. - Gentlemen & Boys high-class clothing & outfitting - " Opened to keep pace with the Civil Service Stores" circa 1890s



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