DEEPEST Somerset, the third book in our series, was launched at Glastonbury Town Hall on 23rd September. The menu, devised by Philippa Davis, was all Somerset, provided by our generous food producers. The centrepiece was a cheese mountain, featuring not only the finest Cheddars from Keens, Godminster, Barbers and Montgomery’s but newer inventions from Feltham’s Farm, and cheese made from the milk of goats, sheep and water buffalo.
There was cider from many orchards in what is called the land of plenty, celebrated in a magnificent and entirely edible cake made by Frome’s Bakemonger.
The “formal” part of the evening was rounded off by Folk South West founder Eddie Upton singing the song that started Cecil Sharp on his journey of folk music collection. Sharp was staying in Hambridge in 1903 when he heard the gardener singing The Seeds of Love, so it was fitting that Eddie sang the haunting song to the gathering.
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Pictured are writers Fanny and Gay with funder Lord Rothermere in deepest Glastonbury.