Grant from South Somerset District Council helps Curry Mallet with Magna Carta celebrations

welcome to curry malletA grant from South Somerset District Council has helped Curry Mallet commission new village signs to mark the community’s connection with the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. This year, Curry Mallet is starring alongside the likes of the cities of London and Leicester in a select group of 25 baronetcies celebrating and commemorating the role of their baron (William Mallet) in the signing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215. The grant funding and advice has been given as part of an SSDC initiative to support the local economy and to encourage visitors to enjoy the South Somerset area. Full story: Read more


Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 09.35.49On Saturday 6 June, Langport enjoyed a stimulating debate on the need for a reformed constitution for the UK.  The 4th annual Bagehot Debate, a flagship event of the 2015 Langport Festival, commemorated the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, with two Barons and two students debating the motion ‘It’s time for a new Magna Carta’. The Debate was held in Huish Academy’s Sixth Form auditorium, and, as well as the Debate itself, the audience enjoyed a superb Magna Carta exhibition held by Curry Mallet, Somerset’s only Magna Carta village. Full story: Read more