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Photographs – Events
Clearing snow in Warminster Hollow, Mere, 1950’s.
The unveiling of a plaque in The Square, Mere, by Mr. Archie Ford, Chairman of the Parish Council, for The Best Kept Village in Wiltshire.
H.M.The Queen visiting The Hill Brush Co., Mere in 1952.
Guests at a New Year dance held in The Victoria Hall, Mere in about 1950.
Pupils of Mere School getting ready for a school trip in a charabanc, c.1928.
Young people from the Congregational Church, Mere on their Mere Carnival float, “Widecombe Fair”, c.1950.
Fancy dress procession in Mere to celebrate the coronation of King George V, June 22nd., 1911.
An entry in a fancy dress parade, Mere, c.1919, “War Wounded”.
Devastation at Gasper, Stourton, from flooding after the breaking of a dam below one of the lakes at Stourhead, 1917.
A meet of the S. & S.W. Wilts Hunt in The Square, Mere, c.1911.
The rebuilding of the S.W. pinnacle of the tower, Mere Parish Church, in 1978 after a lightning strike in July 1977.
A charabanc outing from Mere in the 1920’s.
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales visits Mere in 1923; he meets veterans of The Great War (W.W.1.)
A Procession of Witness arranged by the Churches Together in Mere & District, on Castle Hill, Mere on Good Friday, 1986. The cross was put up on the summit of the hill and was kept there for three days (and the custom continues each Good Friday to this day).
A tug-of-war at Mere, early 20th. c.
Harvest Supper at The United Reform Church, Mere, September, 1986.
An accordianist playing at the May Fayre in aid of the Cancer Research Campaign, in The Square, Mere, May, 1988.
Mere Town Band parading through Mere for an R.A.O.B. church parade, c.1955.
A banner-carrying procession through Mere in 1897 celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the picture is the gatehouse of The Mere Union (workhouse) which is now demolished.
An outing for the staff of John Walton & Co. in one of Lawley’s coaches, c.1923.
The tenor bell in the tower of Mere Parish Church which was rung for the last time in the old wooden frame of the belfry on 11th. January, 1911. The wooden frame was replaced by a metal one and all the bells rehung (including two new ones) in March that year.
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