Somerset Libraries: Outstanding Charges Waived

The Thomas Poole Library’s Contribution to The Old Gaol. The Old Gaol, located in the centre of Nether Stowey, was once used as the village lock-up for drunks’ confinement, usually released the next day, or to hold people to be brought before the local...
Charlotte Casson Art

Charlotte Casson Art

Charlotte Casson Art In our community cabinet throughout January, we have a fantastic collection of digital art and acrylic paintings by local resident Charlotte Casson. If you would like to display your work in the community cabinet, you can contact Sian at...
The Market Cross Nether Stowey

The Market Cross Nether Stowey

The Thomas Poole Library’s – The Market Cross Nether Stowey. Nether Stowey was formerly a market town with an economy based on textiles and pottery. In 1302, a licence was obtained to hold weekly markets. Every Tuesday, traders would gather at the market...
Robert Parsons Jesuit Priest

Robert Parsons Jesuit Priest

The Thomas Poole Library’s July edition for the The Old Gaol. BIRTHPLACE OF ROBERT PARSONS JESUIT PRIEST, NETHER STOWEY 24TH JUNE 1546 A central figure in establishing the 16th century “English Mission” of the Society of Jesus 1546 – Robert Parsons...
Visit from the High Sheriff

Visit from the High Sheriff

Visit from the High Sheriff On 1st July, we had a visit from the High Sheriff of Somerset, Thomas Sheppard, accompanied by the Chief Executive of the Somerset Community Fund, visited The Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey. The Library was one of five organisations...
Can You Help?

Can You Help?

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! – Can you Help? If you would you like to meet more people, make new friends and play an active role in ensuring our library continues to operate successfully, then read on…………….. Our fantastic volunteers play...