This is the final part of the travelling lace, she been out about in Somerset with me over the last couple of months, I am waiting to hear form the next lady who going to have her so I can send her on her way for her next adventure.
We went to Mells and this small stone building in the centre of Mells is reputed to be where Little Jack horner sat eating his Christmas Pie, The earliest Version of "Little Jack Horner" dates back to the 18th century.
This is Vernon holding her up for me to take a picture, only it didn't work
We went back through Kilmersdon and I managed to stop and take a picture of this thatched cottage who had its thatched roof redone recently and on the top of the roof they have built two figures of Jack and Jill and they even have one holding a small bucket.
Kilmersdon is recorded in the Domesday book.which dated back at least 1,000 years, most of the village dated back to the 19th centruy
On our way back we drove through Pilton and I managed to get this picture of the centre of Pilton with Lacey.
The Glastonbury music festive is actually just outside the village of Pilton, and Pilton is about five miles from Glastonbury,
The Horse pond was used where they had horse and wagons and the horses where driven into the pond for a cool off and drink, Its fed by underground streams, having only lived a few yards away with an underground stream under the stone cottage I rented, I can say in winter after heavy rain there was some dampness.
The bronze swan was put in the pond in 2001 for the millennium year 2000, I watched as they lowered the swan in place, Years ago there was a pair of swans living on the pond but after the mink killed them, they were not replaced instead this bronze was put in the pond. There is fish in the pond but don't think about catching them, the locals would soon chase anyone off for stealing the fish.
The other picture on the side if looking up the high street. There are many listed buildings in Cary, it is a market town rather than a village. One factory still exists in Cary and that is the horse hair factory making cloth from horse hair and is said to be the only left in England. When you see some of the chairs and furniture in stately homes or in the royal palaces the fabric will have been made in Cary.
This is the last picture of Lacey before leaving me and I thought it would be nice to show her with my heirloom cloth, this tatted lace doily which was made by my fathers mother is over 100 years old, is in good condition even through I washed in the washing machine.
I hope you enjoyed this post and some of the history of Somerset.