Archive: Sep 2008

Mells War Memorial

Mells War Memorial designed by Edward Lutyens

This was reputedly copied from a statue in the chapel of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey. Beneath the column is a long curved seat, made from Portland stone and an integral stone wall, inscribed with the names of local men who died during the First World War, including Edward Horner and his brother-in-law, Raymond Asquith.

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The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn, Mells, Somerset

As part of our visit to Mells, we stopped for a family lunch at the Talbot Inn, a 15th Century coaching inn at the heart of the village. Here we found an old-fashioned English country pub, with a warm, hospitable welcome, excellent ales and a surprisingly diverse menu.

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A Visit to… Mells

Mells Church, Somerset

Although Siegfried Sassoon never lived in the village of Mells, it is a remarkably fitting resting-place for the poet and author – in a quintessentially English churchyard, surrounded by lush green fields, which reflect his life-long love of the countryside.

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