Morris Dancing

Morris Dancing is closely associated with mummers’ plays which originated in Britain in the medieval times.  A troupe of actors normally visited homes or public houses to perform, and on the odd occasion would perform in the streets. Depending on the time of the year, the occasion and the type of local hero, the actors would dress…

The War & the Fox Brothers

In 1914, almost the whole population of the Somerset town of Wellington, was involved with the War effort. They mostly worked for Fox Brothers, a company that had before the war, woven cloth for the rich and famous. With the outbreak of World War One they switched their production to making uniforms for the soldiers…