East Brent History Portal

Welcome to East Brent History Portal

East Brent Parish Council  and East Brent History Group welcome you all to  our Revamped East Brent History Portal.  We also thank all of those who have contributed to the History Portal.  We hope that you find this website informative and interesting.  Both The History Group and The Parish Council welcome any comments that you might have regarding this portal or its contents.

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War Memorial
Article by John Rigarlsford Our Village War memorial to those young men of the parish who gave their lives in  two world wars and  the Korean war (erected circa 1921), stands proudly at the junction of the Old Bristol Road and the Weston Road.
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John Rigarlsford (aka Fred Smith)
Memories of the life (to date) of John Rigarlsford, written by John Rigarlsford, including a most informative insight into John Rigarlsford's time at the Rooksbridge "Milk Factory"
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East Brent in the 1920s and 1930s (From Memories of Life in a Somerset Village)
Life was very much slower in these early days. Most of the inhabitants were engaged in agriculture. There were some fifteen farms in East Brent then, and most had one or more workmen. Most of the work was done by horses as tractors were very few. It was chiefly dairy Cows with herds of 10-20 or 30.
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