Rare Archives Sold at Lawrences’ Auctioneers

At Lawrences’ auctioneers in Crewkerne, great attention focused upon an archive of pictures, books and manuscripts from the family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. Prices were strong throughout. Robert Browning’s `The Greek Christian Poets and the English Poets` took £2375, more than ten times expectations; a pair of portrait miniatures ascribed to Charles Robertson, c.1790, made £1750 and an album of 120 family portrait photographs, apparently captioned by Robert Browning himself, made £6750.
An informal pencil sketch of Elizabeth Barrett Browning from 1845, ascribed to Alfred Price Moulton-Barrett (1820-1904), belied its simple lines by making the astounding price of £5750. The selection, and indeed the sale, was led by a collection of manuscript poems by Elizabeth and included drafts of `The Enchantress`, `The Young Thucydides` and other works.
Against hopes of £7000, this lot made £32500 and the collection added over £60000 to the £182,000 sale total.

Check when Lawrences’ next auctions are taking place HERE.
(Dates may be subject to change due to Government law and restrictions.)


Local Employment: General Farm Worker At South Petherton

Yeabridge Farm at South Petherton are looking for someone either full or part time to be a General Farm Worker.

Applicants MUST be able to drive a tractor with trailer as well as look after livestock. – Apply via Facebook HERE.
Telephone: 01460 242800
Email: info@yeabridgefarm.co.uk

Yeabridge Farm is set over 250 acres and has been in the family for over 100 years. Joe and his family run the farm which is situated away from the Yurt site in nearby fields. They have a range of businesses operating from the farm including Glamping.  They grow Maize for a local dairy farmer, and have grass for grazing livestock. They look after lambs and pigs on the farm which are eventually sold to local restaurants and direct to their customers as Meat Boxes.
Yeabridge TA13 5LW South Petherton


Improved Y6 Bus Timetable Starts Next Week

Somerset Buses have improved their Y6, Yeovil to Bridport service and it comes into effect next week until further notice.

Travelling to Bridport:

You can now leave Broadwindsor village at 9.42am and at 5.27pm to travel to Bridport.
There is only one bus returning from Bridport at 12.50pm from the Hospital or at 12.56pm from West Street (Nationwide) which gets you back into Broadwindsor for 1.29pm and continues onto Crewkerne and Yeovil.

Travelling to Crewkerne and Yeovil:

Alternatively, you can leave Broadwindsor at 1.29pm to travel to Crewkerne (arr. 1.50pm) or Yeovil (arr. 2.15pm).
The return journey departs Yeovil at 4.35pm, Crewkerne at 5.05pm and arrives into Broadwindsor at 5.27pm.

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Employment in Somerset

Majestic EmploymentMajestic Designs UK Ltd. are recruiting now for experienced window and conservatory installers.
Majestic Designs UK Ltd is one of Somerset’s longest-established manufacturers and installers of uPVC windows, doors and conservatories.
Competitive rates of pay. Call them on 01934 741294 or email them at: mail@majesticdesigns.co.uk to find out more about this position and other vacancies they have HERE.

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