Porlock in 3d

August 12, 2010


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.


Somerset Villages by Sheila Bird.



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.


July 30, 2010
I love Speakin Zummerzet t-shirt

The I love Speakin Zummerzet T-Shirt

Hello and welcome to Friday,

If you’ve visited my website recently you may have spotted a new link in the main menu for ‘SHOP’.

For some years now I’ve been in the Amazon Associates scheme, where buying books, dvd’s etc that I advertise on my site will provide me a small commission. A while ago i started selling anaglyph glasses and now I’ve opened a T-SHIRT SHOP.

All three mentioned above have been combined to appear on one page  so if you are interested in supporting the website please visit by clicking the link.

I have three designs available at the moment. A ‘See the world as it is’ t-shirt with the web address for Somerset3d underneath. An ‘I Love Speakin Zummerzet’ t-shirt (shown above) and a t-shirt with the Speakin Zummerzet logo used on Facebook along with the slogan ‘Ow Bist’. All are availble in various colours at various prices.

If you are interested in a t-shirt please be aware that for this weekend only (31st July to 1st August 2010 inc) there is FREE P&P by entering the words FREEWEEKEND at the checkout..

Have a look and tell me what you think.

Wheddon Cross in 3d

July 22, 2010

Wheddon Cross

Wheddon Cross - Wear red and cyan glasses to see the 3d effect.

Wheddon Cross is a modern hamlet which has grown around what has been described as ‘surely well up in the list for the worst cross-roads in England’. I can do nothing more but agree whole-heartedly. The local inn is called The Rest and be Thankful and is a grateful site for many a thirsty traveller.

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

As you can see I couldn’t find much information about this weeks update. If there’s anyone out there with more on Wheddon Cross please feel free to post it in the comments.

Should be out and about around Somerset this weekend getting more stock for the website.

New York and Cologne in 3d

July 20, 2010
New York in 3d

New York in 3d ©3d-photos.net


Back in February I posted an article on fellow 3d enthusiast Frank from Leipzig. I thought it was timely to do another post to update you on his site.

As you will see he has been busy with plenty of updates, most notably featuring anaglyphs of New York and Cologne.

Frank uses the Fujifilm Finepix Real3D W1 and says he is really happy with it. Apparently there are problems in low light, but other than that the photos are of good quality. 3D-Easy Space is then used for automatic adjustment and to convert them to anaglyph and ColorCode.

If you haven’t visited Frank’s website since my last post, or never visited it before, I can highly recommend you do so.

Till next time.

Hadspen in 3d

July 19, 2010


Hadspen in 3d. Red & cyan glasses required to see the 3d effect

The estate of Hadspen was bought in 1747 by Vickris Dickinson, a Bristol merchant (related to the family at Kingweston), who built here a 5-bay classical mansion set in its own park.

The property was acquired in 1785 by Henry Hobhouse, a Bristol barrister, whose family hailed from Minehead. His descendants have lived here ever since.

The eight acres of sheltered Edwardian gardens at Hadspen, set against a woodland backdrop, are open to the public. Restored by Penelope Hobhouse in the 1970s they were adopted in 1986 by a Canadian couple, Nori and Sandra Pope. To a traditional English garden the couple have added their own transatlantic flair. Access is from the Castle Cary to Wincanton road (A371).

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

Regular followers will have noted that I use the book by Robin Bush (Somerset The Complete Guide) as a regular source of information on the towns and villages I feature. It is with great sadness that I report his death, on 22nd June 2010, aged 67. Although I never met the man his books demonstrated his love for the county of Somerset and, though he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, his memory will live on via his many publicaions and on this website. Farewell Robin Bush, may you rest in peace.

Dulverton featured in 3d.

July 13, 2010

Dulverton - Lorna Doone


Dulverton is an unspoilt market town situated to the east of the River Barle, here spanned by the medieval Barle Bridge. Laying within the royal forest of Exmoor it has been a major centre for hunting since at least 1365, when Sir Robert Coren was prosecuted for killing a royal stag here whilst out hunting foxes. Dulverton probably formed part of the estate of the West Saxon kings and was held by Harold II, killed at the Battle of Hastings. It is likely the town developed an urban complexion in the 14th century with a dependence on the woollen industry. It is thought that the town began around a large market place below and in front of the church, which was gradually encroached on by narrow crowded streets. In the church of All Saints is a window to commemorate Sir George Williams (1821-1905) who was born nearby and was the founder of the YMCA. The town was frequently referred to in R.D. Blackmore’s novel Lorna Doone as being the home of John Ridd’s Uncle Huckabuck.

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

Selworthy in 3d.

July 1, 2010
Selworthy cottage, Somerset, England.

Selworthy cottage, Somerset, England. Please wear red & cyan glasses to get the 3d effect

Selworthy was held before the Conquest by Edith, Queen of Edward the Confessor, but after Hastings was given, together with nearby Allerford and Bossington, to Ralph de Limesi.

Thereafter it descended like the manor of Luccombe until inherited by the Aclands in 1802.

The cottages around the green were largely put up in 1828 for retired retainers by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, who was also responsible for much of the woodland planting in the area.

Selworthy forms the focus of the Holnicote (pronounced Honeycut) estate of over 12,000 acres and given to the National Trust in 1944 by the late Sir Richard Acland.

Lying in an area of exceptionally beautiful countryside the village is acknowledged as to be one of the loveliest villages in England. 

Sources: The Book of Somerset Villages by Sheila Bird and Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

Clutton in 3d.

June 14, 2010
Clutton Parish church
Clutton Parish church

Clutton was recorded in the Domesday survey as Clutone.

It was given by William the Conquerer to his favourite, the Bishop of Coutance. In Edward III’s reign in the 14th century, it is mentioned as being left by Robert Gyere to John de Greville by payment of a ‘rose’. This John de Greville was an ancestor of the Earls of Warwick, whose association with Clutton continued through the centuries until just after the Second World War.

Now the only visible links with the Warwick family are the foundation stone at the village school, the inscription on the church organ, and The Warwick Arms inn.

Source: The Avon Village Book by The Avon Federation of Women’s Institute.

Click here to see more of Clutton in 3d.