Latest Mendip Hills Stories

2008-10-04 18:00:21

TEN years ago Jill Essam and partner Tom Mercer opted for a purchase with a decided difference - they bought a quarry. Their aim for Harehope Quarry, near Frosterley, in Weardale, was to demonstrate a more sustainable way of living through a range of social, economic and environmental projects.

2008-07-06 00:00:18

You might have to dig deep to find the answers to some of these questions! 1. Some of the silver found in the Crown Jewels was mined here, off the North Devon coast. Where? 2. This mineral was once mined extensively in the Brendon Hills. What was it? 3.

2008-07-01 00:10:00

By Jacqueline Dolanj.dolan@bepp.co.uk In 1858, Dundry Church of England Primary School was opened to educate the children of engineers and manufacturers in the parish. Today, the popular North Somerset primary school is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a number of events.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.