Local History

Here you will find information about local historical events, landmarks and organisations

Joe Philips Memorial Seat

Sedgemoor DC press release


New seat at Ashton Windmill site in memory of Joe Phillips, wartime evacuee to Chapel Allerton.

A new seat has been donated by an American family to Ashton Windmill at Chapel Allerton, between Weare and Wedmore, in memory of Joe Phillips who was a war time evacuee to Chapel Allerton.

Read more: Joe Philips Memorial Seat

The Allerton Cope

See the Allerton Cope section of this website for details of the cope history and restoration.

Ashton Windmill

The history of our local windmill and other interesting information is available in the Windmill section of this website.

Explore Your Somerset

burrow_mumpsmThe Heritage Service, in partnership with the Museums in Somerset group, has recently launched a joint promotional touring exhibition: Explore your Somerset Routes.

The exhibition highlights over 100 of the best heritage locations to visit in Somerset, celebrating some of the most fascinating, quirky, important and breathtaking sights in the county.

Read more: Somerset Heritage Trail