Recent News Articles

Welcome back to the Quantocks!

Welcome back to the Quantocks!

The Blue ball at Triscombe has reopened after a long closure. It is under new management and has been refurbished and offers a warm welcome, fine food and of course, the Quantocks. Nestled in Triscombe Combe, it is a great facility for walkers as well as offering a relaxed ambiance and great cuisine for those wanting a leisurely meal. It is very dog [...] Read more

Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk

On 4 May a group of members enjoyed a wildlife walk led by John Andrews. We started and finished at Holford. John’s knowledge of the plants, flowers and birds of the Quantocks enhanced the experience. The weather was favourable and we heard birdsong from some of our common birds but also the willow warbler, a species sadly in decline in the UK but hopefully [...] Read more

John William North, Victorian Artist (1842-1924)

John William North, Victorian Artist (1842-1924)

An Article by Louise Hurrell which was previously published in the 2016 FoQ Newsletter Critical observations on the watercolours and oil paintings of J W North have been few since his death in relative isolation and poverty in quiet West Somerset after The Great War. Buried in the new cemetery at Nettlecombe, North remains unattributed for a remarkable [...] Read more