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.

Hemyock Castle. More details of the castle and its history can be accessed at:- https://www.hemyockcastle.uk/

Overall view of front of Hemyock Castle

Hemyock Castle. More details of the castle and its history can be accessed at:-

Hemyock. Arial view of cricket square and village looking north. Undated

The Hemyock Home Guard

Hemyock Church Choir in 1955

From. L-R
Seated Jack Hart (Warden) Francis Hart (organist) Rev Stamp, Sonny Farmer (Warden) Sarah Lowman (chorister)
Standing – Judith Hannaford, Joyce Clapp, ?, Ronald Cork, ?, ?, Roy Salter, ?, Margaret Dunn, Marion Salter
Back row – ?, CJ Hannaford, ?, ?
as supplied by Janice Bawler 30/11/2023. Can you supply some of the missing names?

Hemyock School Diary for 1911-1912

We have the complete diary for Hemyock School when it was located opposite the Post Office. This page covers a period between 1911 and 1912. Mr Baxter was the headmaster. We will try to upload to this site more pages as time progresses. The school operated from the end of the 19th Century up to the 1970’s when the new school was built. The old school building was then used as social housing for the community.

Calf Club Silver Jubilee Program 1981

Hemyock Dairy School Notebook from 1905 by Job Salter

This is the first page of the notebook written by Job Salter when he attended the Hemyock Dairy School in 1905. The notebook contains 26 pages of well written instructions on how to look after milking cows, how to rear them and how to churn milk to produce butter with ideal temperatures and treating process.

Hemyock School play

This image was supplied by Garry Still who is in the middle of the image holding a duck, and to his right there is John Northam or Skip as he was known from his scout days. Does anyone remember any more names please. Was ther play The Mikado? We try to updatre all our archive photos with accurate information.