Welcome to the Seavington Web Museum
Welcome to the Seavington Web Museum which has links to the past, present and future of the parishes of Seavington St. Michael and Seavington St. Mary in South Somerset, England.
It is a collection point, historical record and digital archive, much of it created from material donated by residents and relatives of residents past and present.
It is hoped that more people will add to it as old and new experiences come to light. Click on a topic below to take a look.
The History gallery contains early history, facts and statistics, some time lines giving insight into past and more recent Seavington, official records, archive documents and eventually maps and transport routes
The Historic Buildings gallery concentrates on the old buildings in both villages; the churches and chapels, an early village school and several pre 17th century residential buildings.
The Village Life gallery records the social life of the village. The past and present clubs, the community buildings and community celebrations.
The Village Businesses gallery looks at the economic activities in the village; the past and present business and employment in the village.
The Seavington People gallery is about those who have lived in Seavington over the years and the people who live here now. It is also a contact point for those interested in family history from abroad.
The Picture Album gallery focuses on village views over the years, local interest and family albums. It also includes a MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPHS section your help is needed.
The Natural History / Environment gallery captures information about the changing environment - recording the geology, flora and fauna past and present.
END OF AN ERA ?
This History Project is drawing to a close but we would love to pass it on to some other enthusiast. Have a look at what has been achieved and see if you would be interested.
HUTCHINGS FAMILY RESEARCH
Chris Mathias from New Zealand has sent us her research into the Hutchings Family and she would welcome any feedback.
The village is looking for information about the nine local men who died in WW 1 and are remembered in St.Michael’s Church. Can you help? Please use normal contact address above.
OUR VERY OWN 'WARHORSE'
Somerset Heritage Services are preparing a presentation to take round to schools to tell school children about WW1 and how it affected Somerset and the people who live here. Alan Gillingham’s photo of his grandfather and his horse ‘Short’ is the only photographic record of a horse that returned after the war that they can find! The photograph will be enlarged and used on a banner.