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Many moons ago

Sep 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Personal Columns

There was a harvest moon in the sky this evening – a great golden disc in the sky rising from the horizon as the sun set on a perfect evening. It conjures memories of Somerset late summers in the 1970s.

The county derives its name from ‘somersaete’, alleged to mean the summer lands. Centuries ago much of the county would have lain under water for much of the winter, only in the summertime when the waters retreated would the county assume its full dimensions.

Perhaps it was being taught such …