Alan Stone - local speakerCapturing Somerset’s rural heritage is the website for Alan Stone of Shepton Mallet.

It captures information about my key passions:

  • Self-published author and publisher of local history books.
  • Ciderwriter, cidermaker with Stone’s Bittersweet Ciders.
  • Rural History, Cheese and Country Show historian.
  • Local Historian for Shepton Mallet and surrounding Villages.
  • Reviving the works of Somerset’s ‘lost author’ Walter Raymond.
  • Speaker at local meeting and events for clubs etc.

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