Chard Wedding Fairs

The following is a list of wedding events in Chard, Somerset.

Those living in Broadway, Buckland St. Mary, Chardstock, Chillington, Cricket St. Thomas, Donyatt, Finstown, Hawkchurch, Higher Wambrook, Ilminster, Membury, Wambrook, Winsham and Yarcombe are just a short journey from the event(s) listed below.

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Chard Fact File
The Bishop of Wells held Chard prior to the Norman Conquest and the town was referred to as 'Cerdre' in the Domesday Book. Prior to the invasion the town is first mentioned in 1065. There is however evidence that the area was occupied during Roman times
Throughout much of its history, the town was involved in the wool trade
Between 1835 and 1842, the Chard Canal was built to carry tub boats
A large proportion of the town was destroyed 1577 by fire. Rebuilding was carried out after the event but again the town was damaged during the English Civil War
John Stringfellow of Chard demonstrated his 'Aerial Steam Carriage' in 1848 and as such, the town claims to be the birthplace of powered flight
Chard formed part of the World War II defensive 'Taunton Stop Line', which consisted of anti-tank obstacles and pillboxes
During the war a bomb-proof bunker was constructed behind the Westminster Bank which was used to house duplicate copies of the bank's records, should the London headquarters be destroyed. The Bank of England's emergency banknote supply was alos stored in the bunker and it is also rumoured that the Crown Jewels were also stored there for safety