BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson was present at a gathering held at North Cadbury Court on Tuesday which brought together more than 40 ‘old boys’ who had been part of a scheme, British Boys for British Farms, which ran from 1932 to 1966 and saw 20,000 students, from all walks of life, get the chance to try their hand at farming.
Inheriting and restoring a huge house like North Cadbury Court, which has a history of 700 years behind it, is quite a project. But Archie and Janet Montgomery describe it as having been 'fun to do up', as if it has all been effortless, which of course it hasn't been.
Sir Bob Geldof gave an exclusive performance to 250 invited guests at a Somerset country house last night to support a new organisation aiming to turn around the lives of young offenders while they are still in prison.
The event at North Cadbury Court, near Wincanton, where Key4Life announced the launch of an innovative new programme.
It hopes to address the fact that 74 per cent of young offenders between the ages of 15 and 17 are likely to re-offend within one year.