Having spent the morning in Ilminster we drove 12 miles to Crewkerne, a medieval market town, after lunch.
Flax farming here founded a canvas making industry. There is still evidence here of the sails made for HMS Victory, Nelson's Flagship that brought victory to the Battle of Trafalgar.
Thomas hardy was educated at the Grammar School here.
The Town Hall
The church of St. Bartholomew
While visiting there was a garden tour (19 private gardens) to raise money for the church but we decided not to take part as we really did not have 2 hours to spare.
as we planned to have afternoon tea here on the way home
It was a warm sunny day and we sat for a while enjoying the view
before visiting this Cider mill on our way back
Somerset is known for it's cider and apple orchards
which was in this pretty village of Dowlish Wake
when the river is high it forms a ford across the road here