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Things to do in Wedmore, Somerset

Wedmore is one of the gems of the fair county of Somerset and represents the very best that a thriving English village has to offer.

It was here in the year 878 that King Alfred the Great made peace with the Danish King Guthrum in what is commonly known as the Peace of Wedmore. Under the provisions of this treaty Guthrum and his followers were baptised as Christians with King Alfred acting as Guthrum's sponsor.

The village has a very fine Norman Church, St Mary's, sometimes referred to as The Cathedral of the Levels and many architecturally interesting buildings. Wedmore also possessed one of the very first ‘department stores' in the West Country, Tonkins, - now occupied by Lloyds Pharmacy - and there are many fine clothes shops in the village to this day. Three pubs, two excellent Butchers, a superb delicatessen, well-stocked fishmongers, a first class village general store and a new Indian Restaurant are all on offer, with a free car park thrown in. If you are visiting Somerset this is not a village to be missed.

Description by Rod Morris

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Wedmore church entrance © Rod Morris
Gog's House © Rod Morris
Market Cross © Rod Morris
Chapel © Rod Morris

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