Latest Somerset Levels Stories

2009-08-13 10:15:00

London's oldest timber structure has been unearthed by archaeologists from Archaeology South-East (part of the Institute of Archaeology at UCL). It was found during the excavation of a prehistoric peat bog adjacent to Belmarsh Prison in Plumstead, Greenwich, in advance of the construction of a new prison building.

2009-04-19 00:37:58

Rescuing seven cows from a muddy English estuary turned out to be a complicated operation involving 20 firefighters and two hovercraft, officials said. By the time the firefighters arrived Friday afternoon, some of the cows were buried up to their necks in mud, the BBC reported.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

This time of the year can be very rewarding, even if you're not a steadfast birdwatcher - and if you like to be surrounded by nature of all kinds, then the Somerset Levels are for you.

2008-08-28 00:00:23

Humberts has sold two farms in Somerset - Southwick Farm at Mark, and Barton Farm, located close to Cannington. Southwick Farm is a holding of about 156 acres.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.