Highbridge farmer Arthur Duckett dies aged 80
have been paid to a Highbridge farmer who was a big name on the
national farming scene.
year-old Arthur Duckett died on Thursday following a short spell
in Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
shot to fame when one of his bullocks, called The Field Marshall,
was officially named the biggest in the country. The animal, pictured
here, weighed an astonishing 3,682lb (1,670kg).
who lived in Alstone on the outskirts of Highbridge, was also
a licensed equine technician who travelled thousands of miles
each year as part of his trade.
80 year-old hit the headlines in January
when Sedgemoor District Council's enforcement team investigated
a celebratory birthday poster involving him, as pictured right,
Mayor Derick Cooper told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Arthur was
a strong character who was passionate about Highbridge."
stood on the town council several years ago and always spoke up
for the town. He will be greatly missed."