On Tuesday, last week, we had some very special visitors. Michael Portillo and the film crew from the BBC’s “Great Railway Journeys” spent a morning with us.
For those who have seen the programme, Michael travels the country following an early travel guide written by Bradshaw. When Bradshaw came to Taunton, he was really impressed by our Church and wrote more on St. Mary’s than he did on some cites and cathedrals! Strangely he did not name it in the book and just gave the date when it was built (1508). Michael stood on the roof and felt the tower sway when the bells were rung. It is believed that this episode (and we feature in approximately half of it) will be broadcast in the first week of January on a Wednesday evening. It will be very interesting to watch.