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local government

Taunton Deane Borough Council
Somerset County Council
Quick guide to services at all levels of local government plus Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Govt Office for South West: Dorset & Somerset
Working with regional partners and local people to help deliver central Government aims

archives libraries museums

Somerset Archive & Record Service
Somerset Record Office
Including historic photographs of Taunton
GENUKI (UK & Ireland genealogy) Taunton page
Church records, old descriptions/maps, name lists
Taunton Public Library
Address, contacts and opening hours only
Somerset County Museum
Fossils, archaeological items, fine silver and pottery, toys and dolls
Somerset Cricket Museum in historic Priory Barn
Mainly devoted to Somerset cricket, but a wide range of exhibits, including historic bats and balls, trophies, equipment and apparel (even Joel Garner's boot!)
Somerset Military Museum within Somerset County Museum
Uniforms, medals, decorations, colours, honours, painting on loan from Tate, sketches, militaria
Society of Archivists
Promoting the care and preservation of archives, the better administration of archive repositories, advancing the training of members and encouraging relevant research and publication
South West Museums Libraries & Archives Council
Promoting the contribution of museums, libraries and archives to the social, cultural, educational and economic life of the region.


Citizens' Advice Bureau
Bob Bailey's Free Plumbing Advice


Connexions: Somerset Careers Service
Fast Forward Global Recruitment Ltd
Specialising in IT, sales, marketing and business management recruitment
Recruitment company
Recruitment South West
Vacancies: permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, office, industrial


Promoting leisure/sports clubs, social societies and community associations (Pinecentre/2good site)
Taunton Ladies Circle
"Ladies Circle is all about fun, friendship and fund-raising... Ladies Circle support a range of local and national charities" (Pinecentre/2good site)
Wilton and Sherford Community Association
Official Community Association site (Pinecentre/2good site)

charities voluntary

Charity Commission
Regional office of national organisation
Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset
Fund-raising for the Haematology Unit at Musgrove Park, to improve facilities for leukaemia and lymphoma patients and their families in Somerset
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
St John Ambulance
First-aid, transport, care and training
Taunton Deane Council for Voluntary Service
religions churches

St James's Church
14th-Century, overlooking the county cricket ground
Baha'i Community of Taunton Deane
Taunton Interfaith Group
Fostering tolerance and understanding between people of different beliefs

emergency services

Avon & Somerset Constabulary Taunton sector
Somerset Fire Brigade


Berry's Coaches
London Superfast service & Coach Charter
PRIDE Advanced Motorcycling
Professional Motorcycle Training
Quantock Motor Services
Coach hire: heritage and modern

national organisations

Society of Archivists
Promoting the care and preservation of archives, the better administration of archive repositories, advancing the training of members and encouraging relevant research and publication
Charity Commission
Regional Office
UK Hydrographic Office
Admiralty Charts & Publications

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