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2018-04-20 19:12
It is three hundred and seventy three years since the Battle of Langport was fought in the summer of 1645; an easy victory for Parliamentarian forces over ill-prepared soldiers of the Crown… Read More
2018-04-19 17:43
Holidays in times past were spent in south-west France where an hour could be spent in the morning reading Sud Ouest, the regional daily newspaper. Having no more than phrasebook French was… Read More
2018-04-18 21:14
The first evening of summer and voices carry on the warm air; a group of young men play football in the village playing field. The field is well-equipped: a children’s play park with c… Read More
2018-04-17 18:05
There was an odd feeling of disorientation, standing and surveying the abundant array of pens and pencils, the assorted accessories, the sophisticated calculators, the highlighter pens and t… Read More
2018-04-16 19:56
One evening in a distant late summer, there had been the sound of voices in the still air. Walking up the steep hill climbed by Long Street, the light of a candle illuminated the faces of fo… Read More
2018-04-15 17:03
“We called at Freda’s daughter’s house. Do you remember Freda?”“Of course, she was Mother’s second cousin. Her father and Grandad were cousins. Freda&rsqu&hell…Read More
2018-04-14 20:24
The first warm day of the year and an evening drive to Lyme Regis. Walking along the Cobb, it is hard to imagine that it is nearly forty years since Meryl Streep stood, cloaked in black, at… Read More
2018-04-13 21:24
The April edition of the Langport Leveller includes data from the Office of National Statistics on life expectancy. Tables showing the electoral wards with the highest ten and the lowest ten… Read More
2018-04-12 20:30
It is the 93rd anniversary of the birth of Oliver Postgate, creator of such children’s television programmes as “Pogle’s Wood,” “Ivor the Engine” and &ldq&hell…Read More
2018-04-11 17:00
The prose of Victorian memorial tablets can sometimes be so lengthy that one does not trouble to read the inscription to its conclusion, or to ponder what the words might mean.A large, two p… Read More

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