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The Revd. Thomas Gould, Vicar of Axbridge 1766 – 1796 – A talk by John Page

25 October, 2023 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Thomas Gould was the vicar stated by Hannah More to be ‘intoxicated about six times a week and very frequently prevented from preaching by two black eyes honestly earned by fighting’ and ‘the black shades of his character are too melancholy even to be sketched here.’ How accurate was she?

Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, TAUNTON TA2 6SF

Book with SANHS by 24 October: email or ring 01823.272429

Suggested donation £5.                      Refreshments will be available.


25 October, 2023
19:30 - 21:00




Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way. Norton Fitzwarren
Taunton, TA2 6SF
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