Parrett Talk


Parrett Talk is the Kingsbury Episcopi Area Newsletter which is published 6 times a year, and contains news, updates, items of local interest, Parish Council minutes and Diary Dates for local organisations. Every household within the civil parish of Kingsbury Episcopi gets a printed copy delivered to their door, there are copies in the Community Shop, and it is also available on-line.

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The Kingsbury Time Travellers contribute articles to Parrett Talk on a regular basis. The most recent article from KTT is below:-

Kingsbury Time Travellers News : September and October 2021

Our Hundred : 18th & 19th September : Church Rooms

A walk-in event, including:- Exhibition / Willow workshop / Tower Tours / Village Guided Walks / Tea / Coffee & Cake – Noon to 4pm

Over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September – 12 noon to 4pm – we are planning a flexible, walk-in event based in the Church Rooms and Garden, with the Tower of St Martin’s Church open for tours. The event should give us all an opportunity to have a ‘cup of tea and a slice of cake’ – say hello to new neighbours and have a look at some of the history and heritage of ‘Our Hundred’……. our magical Parish. Maurice Fawcett will be working on a willow sculpture with whoever wants to get ‘hands-on’ to make something from willow – children and adults will be able to help create a ‘thank you tree’, by making willow objects to hang from it. It will also double up for our Christmas festivities.

We are aiming to have some tour guides for a ‘walk around the block’ – thwarted by the weather last time we tried the idea. There will be a number of 30-minute guided walks of the nearby streets, when historical insights into people and place will be explored. Bob Warren is going to loan his marquee so we will have both this, the Church Rooms Hall and a few gazebos. Nick Frost & the Bell Ringers have agreed to arrange some tours up the Tower – so for those who have yet to see our surroundings from here – now is your chance.

The Time Travellers will have an exhibition to include the WW2 VE Day materials which were put together… quite an amazing collection from the Parish – and I expect there will be something on cider, withies and gloving…all are welcome …. and…. if you are new to the Parish and area……please come along and get more of a feel for where you have washed up.

Bring friends and family – all welcome – you can drop in and out at your convenience. If you’d like to make a cake that would be excellent – bring it down to the Church Rooms on the Saturday morning or leave off at Chimney Cottage (next door to the car park) on the Friday please. The event is free – small charge for tea/cake – and any donations most welcome. Saturday 18th Sept. 12 noon to 4pm   and     Sunday 19th Sept. 12 noon to 4pm

Exploring the Archive : The Church Rooms, Kingsbury Episcopi

A Series of Community Meetings – Oct -Nov – Dec 2021

In the coming months, KTT would like to share items from the growing archive, through a series of evening meetings to be held on Tuesdays in the Church Rooms, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, to include a coffee / tea break. Each meeting will have a different theme/content.

Over the past 5 years we have searched, sourced, located, copied, archived, hundreds of documents, photographs, maps, objects and short films. We have used and applied some of these in the various projects undertaken — and individuals, groups and institutions have also made use of the archive. Some of the materials we have used to establish the website www.kingsburytimetravellers.org.uk and provide a social media presence through the KTT Facebook page.  We aim to build on this in the coming years and are beginning to work with partners on ‘cunning plans’.

We have spent the past 18 months…. beavering quietly away in developing the website and in so doing, have begun to arrive at a sort of framework for the next 5-year plan, at the end of which it will have morphed further.

We would like to share what has been accumulated so far and by so doing, renew and reaffirm the work.   All welcome – please come along. 

Dates in 2021 : Tuesday 12th October : Tuesday 9th November : Tuesday 7th December : 7.30-9.00pm
The Morning of Sedgemoor by Edgar Bundy – Tate Britain Who from the Parish were present at the battle? On whose side did they fight? What happened to them?