The story of Clarks of Street was the subject of the talk at this month's meeting of Langport and Curry Rivel Probus club.
Clark's own archivist, Dr Tim Crumplin, presented a fascinating insight into how Cyrus and James Clark started a business making rugs and brown peters and from then how Clarks, and the village of Street developed, including explaining the what, and why of how many of Street's best buildings came about.
Probus is a friendly mixed club for retired and semi retired business, professional and other people who enjoy a monthly get together with an interesting talk, a nice lunch, and the occasional trip out.
We're always happy to meet new members, so if this sounds interesting to you give us a go!. Have a look at our web site at www.langportandcurryprobus.btck.co.uk or give our Secretary, Paul Crocker, a ring on 01458 252 545 for more information.
Next Meeting : Wed 8th March: Annual General Meeting
More news from Curry Rivel
In the early hours of the morning, Wednesday 10th January 2018, a Blowtorch Bandit attempted to rob the BP Garage/Post Office in Curry Rivel. The Bandit(s) did considerable damage to the door and attempted to raid the cigarette counter.Our Bungling Bandit(s) used a blowtorch, but came away with only three bottles of whiskey.If you have any information you should go to your nearest police...
So the SSDC Langport Community Support Office is gone, below is the response from the SSDC:'The Langport Community Office has now closed and the decision was taken by Councillors at the September Area North Committee meeting. The minutes of that particular item of the meeting and the decision taken can be found here -...
The Somerton U3A meeting, on Friday 26th Jan 2018, will be "Royal Naval Yarns from the Wardroom" by Commander J Holt.Monthly meetings take place on the fourth Friday of each month at the Edgar Community Hall, Somerton.10am start with coffee (30p) and chat. After any notices the main event begins at 10.30am and finishes by 12 noon...
Meet Village Green
The Angel, Bow St, Langport
Scout Hut in Bonds Pool, Langport