Re: Shepton A&C fair & Clarkes Village
Just got home from Shepton Mallet. The low lying fields on the Somerset levels are water logged, but they are meant to, it's a flood plain.
Originally Posted by Tiffany
Poured with rain all day, puddles everywhere, got soaked dried out, then got soaked again.
Why we chose to go to the A&C fair today I do not know, it rained all morning, though we did wander around the halls inside too.
After on to Clarkes Vilage, at least you can stay fairly dry there as there are covered walk ways, but going into Street, it fell down again. I loath that sort of heavy rain. Despite the rain we did have a good day, daughter & I.
Actually parts of it used to be the sea, and parts of it were flooded for half the year. People would move in when it dried out and graze their cattle on the lush grass before moving off again when the rains came.
They were the Summer Settlers, which is how Zumerzet got its name.
I've never heard of the A & C fair so had to look it up. We often pass through Shepum-mallet but apart from the odd pit stop in the caff at Kilve court we don't normally stop.
I have not been a fan of the place since Shearings shut down the production of Coates Cider.
I was weaned on that stuff.
Clarke's village is like the Curate's egg. It's good in parts but I couldn't manage more than an hour, although there are some good shops in the town itself, and the drive home across the flatlands is beautiful.
I hope you have stopped steaming now and have managed to dry out.
Remember, other parts of Zumerzet are available.