Welcome to Winsford - a small Somerset village in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

This website is designed to give visitors a glimpse of its history, its lovely unspoilt character and the many things to do and see in and around Winsford. It also provides visitors and locals alike with a single source of information about village life: its attractions, its local services, events, sports and voluntary activities and, through the Winsford blog an insight into the life of one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor.    Read our introduction to Winsford.
Village Diary - What's Coming Up     View the full diary
Sun 2 Aug 2015 9:30 amBCP Communion, St mary Magdalene Winsford
Sat 8 Aug 2015 1:00 pmVillage Fete, Winsford Recreation/Cricket Ground
Sat 3 Oct 2015 Exmoor Endurance Targa Motor Rally, Exmoor National Park including Winsford
Sun 29 Nov 2015 Neil Westcott Memorial Road Trial, Exmoor National Park - Winsford Village
July 28, 2015

Wednesday 22nd July started rather grey, then it rained and then – hooray! – the sun came out! This was the day when much of the Winsford Archive, that hadn’t been seen before, was on display.

Over the years interesting photos had been collected but in many cases it wasn’t known who thefeatured people were. Some photos were so old  that it was unlikely that anyone was old enough to remember!

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However, we hadn’t reckoned on the fantastic response from local people, the editorial in the West Somerset Free Press, the Parish Magazine and the interest from people from far and wide. What a resource they proved to be!


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More than 100 people visited the display and more than 70% of the questions were answered. Visitors shared their photos, knowledge of Winsford’s farms, families an stories. Lots of old friends and neighbours met up for a chat – some hadn’t seen each other for 20 years.






The Archivist and Researcher would like to thank everyone who came and especially the ‘helpers’ on the day, the interviewers, the recorders, our resident photographer and the tea & coffee makers.

If anyone has any further information please email winsfordarchive@btinternet.com

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Whether your here for walking, riding, shooting, mountain biking or simply relaxing - Winsford has something to offer. You can find useful information for visitors below.

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