Local charity wins Lottery bid to uncover heritage

The Darshill and Bowlish Conservation Society (DBCS) is delving into the lost history of the three west Shepton Mallet hamlets of Darshill, Ham and Bowlish. The hamlets were centres of farming and cloth production (amongst other things) from medieval times until the turn of the 20th century and made a vital contribution to the local economy over hundreds of years, employing thousands of local people – and supporting their families – throughout that time. Full story: Read more

Food trail leads to weekly town market

The Somerset Food Trail makes it way to Shepton Mallet this week, with a special Friday market hosted in the town. This Friday 27 July, the Shepton Mallet Friday Market is participating in the Somerset Food Trail – Taste the Landscape, celebrating the best of locally produced, healthy, delicious and sustainable food is running from 20 July to 29 July. Full story: Read more