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Somerset Collection

Discover the enchanting beauty of Somerset, a captivating region in England's picturesque countryside

Background imageSomerset Collection: Three one-armed bandits which have been marooned for a weekend at Clevedon, Somerset

Three one-armed bandits which have been marooned for a weekend at Clevedon, Somerset, were rescued by boat. But four other slot machines had to be left behind when choppy seas made the operation too

Background imageSomerset Collection: Dawn mist below Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Dawn mist below Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Picturesque Robbers Bridge near Oare, Exmoor, Somerset, England. Spring (May)

Picturesque Robbers Bridge near Oare, Exmoor, Somerset, England. Spring (May)

Background imageSomerset Collection: Sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
An atmospheric sunset at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. Date: 20th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wells Cathedral / 1871

Wells Cathedral / 1871
Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: A dusk view of Clevedon Pier, in Clevedon, on the Bristol Channel coast of Somerset

A dusk view of Clevedon Pier, in Clevedon, on the Bristol Channel coast of Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bluebells, High Littleton Woods, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bluebells, High Littleton Woods, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Packhorse Bridge, Allerford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, UK, Europe

Packhorse Bridge, Allerford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, UK, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900

Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900
A view of Nailsea and Backwell Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing one of the signal boxes and a locomotive pulling into the station

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Map / Somerset C1857

Map / Somerset C1857
Map of Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: Transportable Ciderpress

Transportable Ciderpress
A transportable cider press in use at Pensford, Somerset South-west England) : the fruit is first ground in a mill, then crushed in a press to extract the cider

Background imageSomerset Collection: Luttrell Arms Hotel and Dunster Castle beyond, Dunster, Somerset, England

Luttrell Arms Hotel and Dunster Castle beyond, Dunster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Village and castle, Dunster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Village and castle, Dunster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: David Bryant with Pipe

David Bryant with Pipe
David Bryant, CBE, bowls legend; a trout-fishing, pipe- smoking man of Somerset who is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: Dunster / Somerset 1912

Dunster / Somerset 1912
Dunster, Somerset: model for Stancy Castle in Thomas Hardys novel A Laodicean Date: 1912

Background imageSomerset Collection: Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset

Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset
Children pony trekking at Horner, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset

Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset
A rugby match between South Africa (the Springboks) and Somerset, probably at Taunton, UK. A Somerset player is picking up the ball

Background imageSomerset Collection: River Brue with Glastonbury Tor in the distance, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

River Brue with Glastonbury Tor in the distance, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Pulteney bridge and river Avon at night, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pulteney bridge and river Avon at night, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avon (Somerset), England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor

Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor. Hoar frost covering three willow (Salix sp.) trees in a field on a farm. St Michaels Tower can be seen on the summit of Glastonbury Tor in the background

Background imageSomerset Collection: River Avon and the city of Bath, Avon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

River Avon and the city of Bath, Avon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Highbridge Station, Somerset, 1928

Highbridge Station, Somerset, 1928
A view of Highbridge station in Somerset, taken in 1928. The milk churns in this photograph are empty, having just been dropped off by a departed train

Background imageSomerset Collection: Somerset Historical John Speed 1610 Map

Somerset Historical John Speed 1610 Map
A reproduction of John Speeds historical map of the county of Somerset. Originally published as part of his atlas called The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain in 1610

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Old Yarn Market in centre of Dunster, Exmoor National Park, Somerset

The Old Yarn Market in centre of Dunster, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Royal Crescent, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Royal Crescent, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wells Cathedral rising above Vicars Close in the city of Wells, Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral rising above Vicars Close in the city of Wells, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: View over the Georgian city of Bath, Somerset, England

View over the Georgian city of Bath, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: Pulteney Bridge reflected in the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset

Pulteney Bridge reflected in the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK

Background imageSomerset Collection: Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952

Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952
Participants in the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The Officers of Arms of the Heralds College (l to r): Bluemantle, J A Frere; Windsor Herald, R P Graham-Vivian; Richmond Herald

Background imageSomerset Collection: Blue Anchor Bay - (Picture taken from opposite the Blue Anchor Inn), Minehead, Somerset

Blue Anchor Bay - (Picture taken from opposite the Blue Anchor Inn), Minehead, Somerset, England. Date: 1961

Background imageSomerset Collection: View towards Glastonbury tor from Walton Hill at dawn, Somerset Levels, Somerset

View towards Glastonbury tor from Walton Hill at dawn, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, April 2011

Background imageSomerset Collection: Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman

Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman
H.M. Bateman had a particular loathing for the taxman as exemplified in this cartoon showing the inhabitants of Somerset House (then the home of the Inland Revenue)

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bath Weir and Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bath Weir and Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bath Weir and Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bath Weir and Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Deer Hunt on Exmoor

Deer Hunt on Exmoor
Hunting red deer in the Vale of Porlock, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: 1922

Background imageSomerset Collection: Scissor arch in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Scissor arch in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSomerset Collection: Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950

Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950
A view of the Tudor style facade of Bath Spa station in Somerset decorated for the visit of HRH Princess Elizabeth on 3rd May 1950

Background imageSomerset Collection: Old County Map of Somersetshire 1611 by John Speed

Old County Map of Somersetshire 1611 by John Speed
A facimile of John Speeds historical map of Somersetshire originally published for the " Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain"

Background imageSomerset Collection: Exmoor Ponies graze on heather covered moorland on Porlock Common, Exmoor, Somerset

Exmoor Ponies graze on heather covered moorland on Porlock Common, Exmoor, Somerset, England. Summer (August)

Background imageSomerset Collection: Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset Date: 1902

Background imageSomerset Collection: Ancient clapper bridge Tarr Steps spanning the River Barle in Exmoor, Somerset, England

Ancient clapper bridge Tarr Steps spanning the River Barle in Exmoor, Somerset, England

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Village, Uphill, Somerset

The Village, Uphill, Somerset
The Village, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, near Hutton, Somerset, England. Showing St Nicolas Church Date: 1920s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Blue Anchor Station, Somerset, c. 1960

Blue Anchor Station, Somerset, c. 1960
Road traffic vehicles, including a Western national bus, are taking a priority in this image from about 1960. The level crossing by Blue Anchor station allowed traffic to the beach just out of shot

Background imageSomerset Collection: Madeira Cove - Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England

Madeira Cove - Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Silhouette of Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England, U. K, Europe

Silhouette of Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England, U. K, Europe
Silhouette of Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England, U.K. Europe




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Discover the enchanting beauty of Somerset, a captivating region in England's picturesque countryside. As dawn breaks, witness the mystical mist gently caressing Glastonbury Tor, creating an ethereal scene that transports you to another world. The iconic Clevedon Pier unveils its splendor at dusk, standing proudly on the Bristol Channel coast, offering breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in Somerset's rich heritage with a glimpse into its cider-making tradition through a transportable cider press. Step back in time as you cross the charming Packhorse Bridge in Allerford within Exmoor National Park, where nature and history intertwine seamlessly. Indulge your senses in Bath, a city steeped in elegance and grandeur. Pulteney Bridge gracefully spans over the river Avon, illuminating the night sky and showcasing Bath's UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Take a stroll along Robbers Bridge near Oare during springtime when vibrant bluebells adorn the landscape like scattered sapphires. Trace Somerset's past with an antique map from 1857 or explore Dunster village and castle; both exude timeless charm against their idyllic backdrop. Marvel at Wells Cathedral's magnificent architecture dating back to 1871, standing tall as a testament to centuries of craftsmanship. Nature lovers will be captivated by High Littleton Woods' carpet of bluebells—a sight that epitomizes tranquility amidst nature's wonders. Lastly, reminisce about Nailsea and Backwell Station circa 1900—a nostalgic snapshot frozen in time. Somerset beckons adventurers seeking solace amidst stunning landscapes and historical treasures—truly an unforgettable destination for those who yearn for authentic experiences rooted deep within Europe's heartland.