Archive for August, 2010

Wootton Courtenay in 3d

August 26, 2010
Wootton Courtenay in 3d

Wootton Courtenay. A 3d image.

William the Conqueror gave Wootton Courtenay to William of Falaise after the Conquest.

In the 13th century the manor passed on to John de Courtenay, whose family later became earls of Devon and gave their name to both manor and parish.

The church of All Saints has a 13th century west tower, finished off by a saddleback roof dated 1866. The remainder, including the octagonal font, is mainly 15th century but, in common with most Somerset churches, was drastically restored in the 19th century.

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

For more pictures visit the Wootton Courtenay page on Somerset3d.

Allerford in 3d

August 19, 2010

Allerford

Allerford's packhorse bridge and cottage. 3D image.

After leaving Porlock we travelled the short distance to Allerford.

It is a wonderfully attractive hamlet and its’ bridge, Packhorse inn and cottage form one of the most photographed views in the county.

The former village school, established in 1822, now houses a museum, with antique tools, photographic exhibition, craft demonstrations and a recreated Victorian schoolroom with children’s costumes for dressing up.

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

Porlock in 3d

August 12, 2010

Porlock

Porlock - The tomb of John Harrington and his wife - 3d image.

Porlock has attracted many unwanted attentions of raiders during its history.

In 918 the inhabitants warded off the attacks of Danish pirates and in 1052 Harold Godwinsson, who set sail from Ireland with 9 ships on an expedition to plunder and murder, attacked the place and set it ablaze.

The church was said to have been truncated in a storm of 1700. It was dedicated to St Dubricius, reputed to have officiated at the wedding of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. The story goes that this Celtic saint so loved Porlock that he settled here and lived to the extremely ripe old age of 150 years.

Source:

Somerset Villages by Sheila Bird.

 

NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS

August 6, 2010
The new t-shirt designs for Augst 2010

The new t-shirt designs for Augst 2010

Hello and Happy Friday to you all,

Just a quick post today to keep you up-to-date with a couple of new t-shirt designs in the Somerset 3d shop.

During the week on FACEBOOK Speakin Zummerzet and his friends have been trading t-shirt ideas in an effort to provide something new.

The results are two brand new designs (pictured) that are available in the shop right now.

Don’t delay, get yours today.

Put some Zummerzet on.

Clovelly in 3d

August 4, 2010

Mad cat in Clovelly

Mad looking cat in Clovelly - It's a 3d image so put your red & cyan glasses to view the 3d.

One reason Clovelly remains unspoilt is that the village has belonged to the Rous family since 1738 and they have ensured it has been spared modern defacements such as telegraph poles and ‘street furniture’.

The only access to the 14th century quay is on foot or by donkey. The only other form of transport are the sledges which are used to deliver weekly supplies.

During the summer months there are regular boat trips around the bay, and the Jessica Hettie travels daily to nearby Lundy Island with timings that allow passengers to spend some six hours there, to watch the seals and the abundant wildlife.

Source: The Guide to Rural England – The West Country by Country Living Magazine.