Working Village – Three to See

  • The portrait of Farmer Budge by James Loader, 1841. Edward Budge lived at Haselbury Park Farm, Haselbury Plucknett, where he farmed 350 acres. He regularly won prizes for stockbreeding at the Bath and West Show.
  • The pub sign from the Hood Arms, Kilve. It features an anchor and a chough, the crest of the Acland Hood family of Stogursey.
  • The Bread Cart used by Charles Hole, a baker from Watchet.

Working The Land – Three to See

  • The painting Weaver at a Loom, 1887, shows Grace Perry weaving in a cottage in South Street, Crewkerne. Her lodgings were provided by Robert Bird a wool and linen manufacturer and local benefactor.
  • A rattle used to scare birds from the crops. Young boys were often given this job.
  • The cheese press made in the village of Mark at the foundry of Albert Day.