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Writing a book about the Second World War defences 2010-01-28 11:49:45
I am writing a book about the Second World War defences (pillboxes etc.) of the Taunton Stop Line of 1940 - expanded at Creech St Michael to form an Anti-Tank Island in 1941. Does anyone have contemporary photos I could use, or memories from those times - especially from anyone in the Home Guard or involved in the construction? All photos, memories, etc. will be duly credited. Thanks.
Bob, Yeovil, Somerset
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Refurbished computer scheme that is run by the CVS? 2010-01-27 09:41:19
I am trying to find out about the refurbished computer scheme that is run by the CVS – I am currently working with an 18 yr old lad who really needs a computer for a course he is about to embark on.  Could someone please come back to me with some information?  I have a CVS phone number but it doesn’t take incoming calls!
Sue, Wells, Somerset
Reply Darren 2010-01-27 09:42:24
Hi Sue,

Unfortunately, CVS Computers ceased trading mid-2009.

Kind Regards,
Darren Keirle
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Rumour that there was a pill box containing enough explosives to blow up the village 2010-01-12 09:46:52
With reference to your appeal in the Home Guard section of the Creech St Michael website regarding a rumour that there was a pill box containing enough explosives to blow up the village. The war diary of my father's unit, the 224th Field Company R.E. has a brief note stating that "31 . 07 . 1941  Destruction of mines completed at Creech St. Michael. These mines were stored in a shed which was 9” deep in water during the winter. This was criminal folly on some ones part " This may explain the reference.
Unfortunately my father is no longer alive to confirm this
Brian Vowles, Bristol
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Information on the Thomas Hector family 2010-01-12 09:40:56
I am trying to find any info on the Thomas Hector family. He was my great grandfather and ran the White Horse Inn.
Nancy Marsh, Michigan, USA
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Local B&B or Hotels inns 2010-01-05 12:58:47
My wife and I were wondering if there are any B&B or hotels inns etc to stay in.
Mr Michael Creech, Inverness
Reply Annette 2010-01-09 12:20:39
Hello Mr Creech … Creech St Michael welcomes you! I’m only aware of one B&B (Creech Barn) in Creech. There aren’t any hotels in Creech but the nearest is the Falcon at Henlade (1 mile away). Taunton has many including large chain hotels.
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Tracing my family history 2010-01-05 11:18:11
I'm tracing my family history in particular the name Faun, (Fann, Fawn) some family members were born or married in Creech St Michael, several were in Durston and North Curry. Any help would be appreciated.
Nigel, Melbourne, Australia
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