David C. Bown was born locally in the village of Bawdrip in 1952 & has spent all his life in several villages surrounding Bridgwater. In 2003, in an early retirement situation, he decided to fill his spare time by embarking on a photographic project, to record digital photos of all the villages in Somerset. His other passion of family history research, which prompted the start of his old postcard collection, was the ideal accompaniment to getting the Somerset photography project under way. Tony Ethridge was born in Taunton in 1942 and spent most of his childhood days in the village of Middlezoy. Tony's interest in photography started in the early 1950s with a desire for developing and printing his own pictures. This passion for photography continued for many years and with the advancement of digital photography the desire to photograph as many towns and villages in Somerset became a possibility. With retirement, this possibility became a reality.