Janet Julian new history boardLangport & District History Society today unveiled a new interpretation board in the car park opposite St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi. It matches the Parish Council’s notice board in size and style, and adds interest for visitors to the area.
The board has two purposes: to outline the history of Huish Episcopi, and to mark the fact that the Battle of Langport was fought in fields near here. This is the first time those two aims have been achieved. It also has a box for leaflets about the Battle of Langport walking trail.
Cllr Shirley Nicholas, Chair of Huish Episcopi Parish Council, and Julian Humphrys of the Battlefields Trust held either side of the ribbon.
Cutting the ribbon, Janet Seaton, Chair of the History Society said:
“I’d like to thank Huish Episcopi Parish Council for permission to install this board in their car park, and for the grant that they gave us towards its cost. I’d also like to thank the Battlefields Trust for their financialcouncillors new history board support. In particular, I’m grateful to Julian Humphrys, whose patience and encouragement have been unwavering. I’d also like to thank the History Society Trustees for their support, especially Colin Edwards, who found someone to install the board for us. Finally, I want to credit the board’s designer, Belinda Magee, with whom we’ve worked in the past on the two boards in the Walter Bagehot Town Garden – The Pump that saved Langport and Walter Bagehot: a Langport man; and international figure.”
Janet Seaton
29 July 2021 langporthistory@fastmail.com
Images - Left - Janet Seaton and Julian Humphrys. Right - Huish Episcopi Councillors, from the left - Robert Crumb. Shirley Nicholas, Graham Lock and Clerk to the Council Emma Curtis

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