Hemyock Football Club in 1934

Mr Frank Mellhuish took an active part in many activities in Hemyock. In addition to his position as chairman of the football club as shown in the photo, he was also a member of the bowls club and captain in 1928 when he presented a two-guinea Silver Challenge cup and another cup in 1941 as reported in “The Book of Hemyock”. He became president of the bowls club in 1943. This would have been shortly before his death in October of that year when I remember being a choirboy and following the coffin from the church to the cemetery. He was also responsible for supporting the school with a Good Fellowship prize awarded to the boy and girl voted as being the most popular amongst the pupils. The prize was one guinea. He also paid for a class from the school to visit the cinema in Taunton on more than one occasion. In 1935 he and his wife were living in High Street at Fircroft.


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