This Week in the News- 1st -7th June 2023

This Week in the News… There is sheep stealing in Mark, there’s a scandalous case of elopement in Crewkerne, a Somerton child tragically dies whilst eating tea, there’s a commotion at Burnham’s pier as a debtor heads for the New World, a jockey is ripped off at Binegar Fair, there’s a tragic discovery at Chilton Trinity, and a fatal motor …

This Week in the News… 8th-14th August

250 years ago – 8th  -14th August 1771 In Bruton this week, on Monday at midnight Mr John Prince, an eminent shoemaker and clerk of the parish did die. Mr Prince was considered a natural genius for his musical skills, being able to play the harpsichord and violin with great skill. He has left a widow and seven children, to …