Remains of St. Michael's Church, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset Photo: Michael Harding
Legend has it that the Holy Grail, the sacred chalice used at the Last Supper was brought to England and buried near this hill.
The Vale of Avalon
Somerset Street, wartime houses
Verterans housing stamp 1998
Sgt. Harry Betts, RCAF, of 109 Douro St., among the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Beacon-Herald photo
Halifax B III bomber
Harry Betts, Veteran
Harry Betts, back row, extreme right
Bernard Behrens, actor
A Somerset connection with the Shakespearean Festival
Somerset is the name of a character in Shakespeare's Henry VI plays. Shakespeare created the character from two real-life men. Duke of Somerset
Bernard Behrens (1926-2012), well-known Stratford actor, played the Somerset role in 1966. He had grown up in poverty in Depression-era London, England. As a kid, he did his best to surmount the dire reality of his dismal situation by sneaking into movie theatres, and aspired to become an actor from the age of seven. He made his dream come true.
After coming to Canada, Behrens helped found a theatre company in Winnipeg in 1951. He worked at the Crest Theatre, at the Stratford Festival, and at the Shaw Festival, as well as in radio, films and television.
Star Wars fans might have known him as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in National Public radio radio adaptations of the original trilogy of the hit films. His career spanned 50 years. Source: Bernard Behrens - Biography - IMDb