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The Ruishton Gallery is a collection of photographs, some have accompanying text, some without, but all are important to somebody. These are the memories of the village, of how it was, how it has changed and how it is today.

Aerial

The village has grown over the centries and decades, here you can see how.

Marks FarmMarks Farm
Ruishton InnRuishton Inn
Thornfalcon in detail (very large)Thornfalcon
Virginia FarmVirginia Farm
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School

The School has always been a place of education, but it has also been used for social gattherings.

Bell House 1861Bell House 1861
Bell House 1945Bell House 1945
Christmas Play Christmas Play
Cycling AwardsCycling Awards
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Buildings

Here you will find a selection of some of the older buildings you can see in the parish

AcklandsAcklands
CountrywaysCountryways
Dinhams FarmhouseDinhams Farmhouse
Falcon HotelFalcon Hotel
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Church

Ruishton Church has some beautiful stained glass windows

Reverend BoyceReverend Boyce
Passion PlayPassion Play
Dudley Goodfield 25 yearsDudley Goodfield
Dudley GoodfieldDudley Goodfield
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Farming

Place names given to some of the housing developments, such as Drakes Close and Virginia Orchards have retained the farming links

Children meet at Thornfalcon House, next to the Church 1952Horse riding 1952
Drake Farm fire 1905Drake Farm fire 1905
Marks Farm and Drakes Farm circa 1960Marks/Drakes Farm'c circa 1960
Loading Beet 1952Loading Beet 1952
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Roads, Rail and River

The disused Chard Canal, the River Tone, the disused Ilminster rail line and a main route to London, plus the nearby Motorway.

Canal crossing river bridgeCanal crossing river bridge
Rail crossing river bridgeRail crossing river bridge
1937 holiday trip1937 holiday trip
Rail crossing river bridgeRail crossing river bridge
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Pubs and Hotels

The Ruishton Inn is at the heart Ruishton, The Naggs Head and Falcon Hotel are on the main route to Taunton.

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Unclasified

Pictures old and new, art or photo's, if they are parish related, then we will find a space for them.

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Friends of Ruishton Website - Mr & Mrs Stone

All the photo's you see here have been taken and sent in by villagers, if you would also like your own photo gallery, you can send them to me and I will make a seperate section especially for you.

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Snow in Ruishton 3rd February 2009

If you have any interesting snow photo's taken in the parish, then why not send them in and we will add them to the website

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Ruishton Village Day 18th July 2009

If you have any interesting village day photographs, then why not send them in and we will add them to the website

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Ruishton Village Day 17th July 2010

If you have any interesting village day photographs, then why not send them in and we will add them to the website

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Early Snow 20th December 2010

If you have any interesting village day photographs, then why not send them in and we will add them to the website

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Ruishton Village Day 16th July 2011

If you have any interesting village day photographs, then why not send them in and we will add them to the website

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration

A great big thank you to the Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade Jubilee Committee

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Ruishton Village Day 20th July 2013

Probably the most keenly contested class of the Show is the Rhubarb class and despite the dry weather there were a record number of entries with the Claydon Challenge Trophy going to Viv Streeter who demonstrated versatility by also taking the cup for the Chocolate and Sweet Potato cake.

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Ruishton Village Day 19th July 2014

Weather forecasts promised torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms but this did not deter the villagers from providing the 32nd annual Ruishton Village Day and Flower Show with record numbers of entries.

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Ruishton Village Day 18th July 2015

A record number of entries marked the 33rd annual Ruishton Flower Show, and the increase in quantity was matched by the increase in quality making the judging hard but enjoyable!

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