STOKE ST MARY HISTORICAL RECORDS

Harry  Walsh, grandson of Thomas Patton,  was in the SLI and was the first person to greet John Chard at Rorkes Drift during the Zulu War.

Tom Lock was the “last of the Taunton Pot Whallers”, he died in 1904

Charles Lance was the brother of the Rev Lance and a stalwart of the village


Colonel Patton’s famous mock battles around Stoke St Mary

Descriptions of the village, that have appeared in print,  from 1781 onwards