The Thomas Poole Library - Nether Stowey
The Thomas Poole Library - Nether Stowey

Castle Street
Nether Stowey, TA5 1LN


Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-1:00 pm Thur 3:30 – 6:30 pm Fri 2:00-5:00 pm Sat, 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Tue, Sun Closed

Phone number
01278 741732

Somerset’s First Female FireFighter

The Thomas Poole Library’s Contribution to The Old Gaol.

In Memory of Marion Evered Nov 1921 – Feb 2020


Marion, a former long-standing resident of Nether Stowey, was the first-ever female firefighter to join the former Somerset Fire Brigade.

Marion and her late husband Bob, who was the Station Commander at Nether Stowey, used to live next door to the former fire station in Castle Street.
Marion was an on-call firefighter from 1961 to 1982 and after her retirement, she remained a part of the team by helping out at fundraising events for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Founder of The Marion Evered Trust

The Trust was established by Marion in 1974 following the sad loss of a young family member to leukaemia.

The family decided they wanted to help others and give something back to The Oak Children’s Ward at Musgrove hospital, so they started raising money through various events held throughout the year.

The Trust has currently raised over £100,000.

If you would like to support the Trust, contact Pauline at

Photos courtesy of Ian Barrow Photography

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