The Stone House, Pitminster 1914-1918

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The Stone House was the village garage owned by Mrs Pym at the time of the First World War.

The owners of this garage were a family called Gould, which are relatives of Mrs Michelle Saunders (nee Rees) of this village.

In Robert Dunning’s historical book on Pitminster there is a piece relating to the vicarage being used as a convalescent place for the recovering wounded of the First World War.

To assist in the transport of the soldiers from Taunton to the vicarage Mrs Pym of the Sellicks Green garage drove a car to ferry the recovering personnel to the vicarage.

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About the Author:

The residents of Pitminster Parish have created an exhibition of World War One at the ‘Lamb and Flag’ from Friday Sept 26th to Sunday Oct 5th 2014 based on the articles and artefacts received from people who live in the villages of the Parish. Leading up to the exhibition there have been events and activities based in and around the villages marking the Centenary. This website and its content are from that exhibition along with additional material during the lifetime of this website.

 

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