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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 cross to sell...

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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 was born to...

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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...

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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 a variety of roles, so if...

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Somerset’s First Female FireFighter

Somerset’s First Female FireFighter

The Thomas Poole Library's Contribution to The Old Gaol. In Memory of Marion Evered Nov 1921 - Feb 2020 SOMERSET’S FIRST FEMALE FIREFIGHTER Marion, a former long-standing resident of Nether Stowey, was the first-ever female firefighter to join the former Somerset Fire...

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Thomas Poole’s Legacy to Stowey

Thomas Poole’s Legacy to Stowey

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 magistrate....

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Covid-19 Browsing Returns

Covid-19 Browsing Returns

Library service available during Covid-19 12th April 2021 - Update Covid-19 Coronavirus and the Library We are pleased to say that from the 12th of April you will once again be able to enter the main library area and browse for books. As soon as you enter the library...

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Adapting the Classics for Radio

Adapting the Classics for Radio

Steve Chambers, award-winning dramatist, scriptwriter and novelist, enthralled us with his insight into adapting classical books for the radio. Steve outlined several titles he had adapted and for each, he read to us an illustrative section of the story followed by a...

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