HAPPY SOMERSET DAY 2016!
Today is the annual day to celebrate the wonderful county that is Somerset, Here at C & D We are proud to work in such a wonderful part of the country.
C & D South West wish all our Customers and Staff a very Happy Somerset Day 2016! The date of the 11th of May was chosen last year from an online survey with this date taking 51% majority of the votes in Honour of King Alfred The Great.
John Turner, from Passion for Somerset, and Visit Somerset, said the county was the third largest county in England. “Actually having a day for Somerset, like many of our county counterparts have, will really start to get the message out that Somerset has something really, really special.
In 878, Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, gathered “all the people of Somerset” to march against and defeat the invading Viking army.
By the time of his death he had become the dominant ruler in England and is the only English monarch to be accorded the title “the Great”.
St Dunstan was born in Somerset around 910 and was for a long period the most popular saint in England. After being the Abbot of Glastonbury, he became Bishop of Worcester, then London, and finally Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685 was the final battle of the Monmouth Rebellion, the last time Englishmen fought Englishmen. About 1,300 rebels were killed, and another 500 captured during the fighting. The Duke of Monmouth was later executed at the Tower of London.
We are proud to deliver loads of quality throughout the beautiful County of Somerset and beyond..
For more details about the services we offer throughout Somerset and if we can help your business, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01460 64701 or email us at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to help.