Fivehead’s Military Men

To coincide with the rededication of the War Memorial on Saturday 26th May 2018, Pip Brett (The Old Bakery B & B and Parish Councillor) has written a short book on the lives of those Fivehead men who gave their lives for King and Country during the two world wars, a total of 14 men. … Read more

In memory of Private William Salway who died on 5th October 1917

100 years ago on 5th October 1917 Private William Salway, a resident of Fivehead, succumbed to injuries sustained in battle. Today is the day to remember him. Private William Salway 202526, 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. The Salway family lived in Hill View House, Fivehead and were thatchers by trade. Heman and Harriett had 6 … Read more

Lt. Harold Linklater Colville – 1894 – 1916

In Memoriam Today we remember Lt. Harold Linklater Colville who died on 6th July 1916 having been wounded at the Battle of the Somme.   The Colville family were shipping merchants and resided mainly in London. It is thought Harold was a friend of James Rigbye, Vicar of Fivehead and may have resided in the Village … Read more