Somerset Voices: Mary Duckett

A cheese school operated from Mary Duckett’s parents home in Mark during the 1920s. A tutor from Cannington Agricultural College visited for a week to show students how to make Cheddar and Caerphilly. Mary Duckett’s father was a Caerphilly cheese dealer at Highbridge Market. Orders would be sent from Wales and elsewhere, via train, to Highbidge Station, Mr Duckett would then buy cheeses at market, pack them in wooden crates and send them off by train.

Listen to Mary and read the transcript.

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