Hilary Binding memorial unveiled

15 October, 2016 - 15:00
Unveiling of memorial to Hilary Binding

The memorial board in memory of Hilary Binding was unveiled in Carhampton on Saturday 15 October. A crowd of her friends and colleagues some from far afield attended in spite of the dreadful weather. There were representatives of the local church, local government, the Somerset heritage service, Somerset and West Somerset Archaeological Societies, publishers and neighbours reflecting the wide variety of her interests and the great respect and affection in which she was held.

The board displays through text and paintings a brief overview of the history of Carhampton and is sited in the centre of the village by the community orchard, famous for its wassail ceremony as well as being the sole survivor in Carhampton of a once important feature in west Somerset villages.

The memorial was unveiled by Lady Gass, tributes were paid to Hilary and a group of west gallery singers sang one of Hilary's favourite west gallery hymns. We then assembled in the church for tea and home-made cakes and more west gallery singing and music.