Businesses

Our village has always been served by supporting shops, craftsmen and women, who provided the daily needs and alternative employment within our community.
 

Many of the present day homes in the village were once important and thriving businesses. Ranging from Pubs, grocers, butchers, garages, blacksmiths, carpenters, dressmakers, shoemakers and many many more over the years.

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Cheddar Valley Dairy - John Rigarlsford

Please see the attached PDF document that gives a most informative insight into John Rigarlsford's time at the Diary. Plus the photos in the PDF document can be seen as well in the gallery for this article. NLJ.

Cheddar Valley Dairy - Aerial Photo

Ernest Frank Hooper                                                                 _________________________________________________________________________ Ernest, known to...

Listing of Occupations

The document linked to this article is a listing of the names of trades people and establishments drawn from the entries in Somerset trade directories from 1835 to 1935. These directories are notorious for publishing out of date information and from the time the information was taken to when it was printed could be up to two years. Prepared by : John Rigarlsford Key Dates  =  Known trading as. Not Beginning and End. (Where Directory entries do not indicate...

Cheddar Valley Dairy

  During its 120 year history, the dairy – situated in the heart of Somerset dairy country – would become one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cheddar cheese, butter, cream and other dairy products in the south west.  It also became one of the largest employers in the area. Many of its workers and sometimes their families, spent their whole working lives there. From an OS map of 1880. Note the footpaths radiating across the fields from the dairy....

Cheddar Valley Dairy - John Rigarlsford

Please see the attached PDF document that gives a most informative insight into John Rigarlsford's time at the Diary. Plus the photos in the PDF document can be seen as well in the gallery for this article. NLJ.

Cheddar Valley Dairy - Aerial Photo

Ernest Frank Hooper                                                                 _________________________________________________________________________ Ernest, known to...

Listing of Occupations

The document linked to this article is a listing of the names of trades people and establishments drawn from the entries in Somerset trade directories from 1835 to 1935. These directories are notorious for publishing out of date information and from the time the information was taken to when it was printed could be up to two years. Prepared by : John Rigarlsford Key Dates  =  Known trading as. Not Beginning and End. (Where Directory entries do not indicate...

Cheddar Valley Dairy

  During its 120 year history, the dairy – situated in the heart of Somerset dairy country – would become one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cheddar cheese, butter, cream and other dairy products in the south west.  It also became one of the largest employers in the area. Many of its workers and sometimes their families, spent their whole working lives there. From an OS map of 1880. Note the footpaths radiating across the fields from the dairy....