After transcribing the Churchwardens, and Overseers of the Poor books the spelling and language are of interest – there was no dictionary to standardise spelling – so people just wrote as they heard and spoke; there are words which the meanings have been lost, for example ‘reddinge’, a ‘gannett’ for the great bell, ‘tweske’, ‘fellet’ and ‘fetchet’. We are guessing that the fetchet is a polecat or ferret, but we have no idea what the others may mean. Can any of our readers shed light on these words?
World War 1 Exhibition
We have now confirmed the dates in the Reading Rooms and St James Church, Milton Abbas for 5 to 7 Oct 2018. Refreshments will be available. Watch this space for more news as our research expands.