Crewkerne is a small market town in
Somerset, situated ten miles south west of Yeovil, with a population of
around 5000. The town dates back to Roman times and minted its own coins
in Saxon times. Later, it gained a reputation for sail-making. The sails
for Nelsonâ€™s flagship Victory were made here. Today, the town relies for
employment on a variety of more modern industries.
The map below shows the features of the
town of Crewkerne as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a
selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.