Withy Strippers, Stembridge
Westmoor, the River Parrett
& the Lambrook Brook
Insights into some of the willow-growing families of the Parish, for whom we have been able to gain insights, documents, films & photographs.
Westmoor & Withies : Introduction - Evolution
Offers some brief, and hopefully, thought-provoking insights and ideas about the context for the work of these Withy Families.
The Willow Story
An extract from the colour, silent film made in the early 1950’s. In this extract the harvest is brought home in ‘withy’ boats on Westmoor.
This is a family film which records the withy business of the Male Family of Stembridge, filmed and produced by Mona Chedzoy, a sister-in-law to the family.
The button will take you to the complete, 36 minute film : The Willow Story: The Male Family of Stembridge, 1950s.
The Withy Breakers