The village of Farrington Gurney is situated in North East Somerset, England and can easily be reached via the A37 and A362 roads. Already mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Farrington Gurney’s long history is evidenced by the splendid manor house, dated to around 1637 and its old parsonage, which was built in around 1700.
Today, the village has fewer than 900 residents but until the early 1920’s, Farrington Gurney was a thriving coal mining community. Mining for coal on the Somerset coalfield started in around 1780. Like so many other communities in Britain, the village lost its appeal when coal mines closed, as there was little else in terms of employment. Today it is more of a commuter village for people who work in nearby Bath, Wells or Bristol.
Set in the rolling countryside, Farrington Gurney gets a fair amount of tourists every year and with the parish church and a village hall at the social centre of the community, there is the inevitable Village Day celebration to look forward to every year, taking place usually in late summer or early autumn.
General entertainment is provided in the hall and out in the playing fields and there are numerous fun activities for children to enjoy: bouncy castles and rides, games, ice cream and hot dogs to name but a few. Grown ups can partake of hog roast and there are numerous commercial stalls selling interesting gifts.
What could be finer than a traditional hog roast on a mild autumn day in mid-September, when the trees are beginning to change colour? Usually served up with crackling and a dollop of apple sauce, a few slices of hog roast and a crusty bun are filling alternatives to a Sunday roast with two veg and roast potatoes at home. Followed by tea and cakes bought from a stall at the Old Manor and a dance in the late afternoon, a Village Day out provides fun, entertainment and sustenance for all. Or does it?
In the relatively temperate climate of Somerset a hog waiting to be roasted can all too easily go off – or, if not cooked through properly make anyone consuming it just as ill. Food poisoning is a common by product of summer fun out-of-doors. Naturally, the good people of Farrington Gurney have far too much experience in organising such events and their hog roast will be exactly right and safe to eat – but you may not find such expertise at a private function.
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and this accident happened within the last 3 years, talk to an accident solicitor in Farrington Gurney about your case. You may be entitled to claim compensation.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Farrington Gurney?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our advisers. You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you wish to go ahead with making a claim, our advisers can get you started immediately.
Date Published: 1st August 2013
Author: David Brown