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Business Education Farming Government Military
Mining People Places Religion Society

history follows a time line  and people are involved in most events but history can also be divided into themes or topics. The two main topics are people and places but a list of the top ten topics are listed below.

Business Business. Industries like farming and mining dominated the history of the village since earliest times but commercial activity of other kinds has also formed part of village life.Return to the top of the list.
Education Education. Learning knowledge and skills takes many forms but Chewton Mendip is fortunate to still have a school.Return to the top of the list.
Farming Farming. Agriculture and related activities  has formed a major role in the History of Chewton Mendip. Farming is still a significant  influence but the number of people involved is far less.Return to the top of the list.
Government Government. Chewton Mendip is now just another village but it used to be a centre of local government called a ‘hundred’. It also used to have its own policeman based in the village. Return to the top of the list.
Military Military. One of the functions of a Hundred was to organise fighting men. The last military action within the parish boundary occurred in the Civil War period of 1642-1651. People with links to the village have been involved with conflicts ever since.Return to the top of the list.
Mining Mining. Mining for minerals such as lead, coal and calamine started before records began and was a major employer until living memory. The associated industry of quarrying is still active nearby. Return to the top of the list.
Families People. The People topic is one of the primary topics which has links to all other topics and events.Return to the top of the list.
Places Places. The Places topic  is one of the primary topics which has links to all other topics and events.Return to the top of the list.
Religion Religion. In addition to being the centre of a hundred which was a secular government unit, Chewton Mendip was a spiritual centre with responsibility for other villages and towns in the area.Return to the top of the list.
Society Society. People have always formed themselves into groups for many reasons. Parties to celebrate events, sport  of various kinds and groups and societies to help each other or promote activities are all covered by this topic.Return to the top of the list.
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