In the early hours of February 3 1927 a disastrous fire occurred at the Bloomfield Stores and all the contents were destroyed. The owner of the premises William Spinney and his wife escaped through the window of the bedroom in which they were sleeping but did not have time to save their clothes. Radstock Fire Brigade under the command of Captain Herbert Hall eventually arrived but their progress had been slowed down by the icy condition of the roads. The damage was estimated at £1500 but there was a doubt as to whether it was covered by insurance.
There was considerable discussion at the Clutton Rural District Council meeting about the best method of dealing with the serious complaints which had been received about sewage problems in Timsbury. The Sanitary Inspector presented a scheme for dealing with the area around North Road, Crookham Lane and the Council Houses which it was estimated would cost £209.
Timsbury Parish Council approached the County Education Committee about the serious overcrowding at the Church of England School in the village and urged them to provide a new Infants’ Council School. The committee recommended purchasing land for a site to accommodate both infants and juniors.
The first ever child to have been christened at Tabor Free Methodist Church in the 1860s, Elizabeth Dascombe, died at the age of 76. Married to Jos Dascombe she was well known in Methodist circles and had been a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir. Her husband had been prominent in the Temperance Movement and was President of the Band of Hope for over 20 years.
Nelson White, the 23 year old son of Timsbury farmer Albert White and uncle of Alan White, was killed in a motor-cycle accident at Salisbury. He was on his way to Bournemouth with his fiancee Miss Davis, a teacher at Timsbury School who was riding as a pillion passenger when he collided with a car. Nelson received a broken leg but after being admitted to Salisbury Hospital septic poisoning set in and caused his death.
69 year old Timsbury widow Eliza Froud drowned in the River Cam near Dunkerton. P.C. Gard said he had found the body of the deceased fully clothed except for her hat and coat. The coat was later found in a bed of nettles together with a bag containing other items belonging to he widow. The coroner recorded a verdict of suffocation caused by drowning but said there was not sufficient evidence to show how Mrs Froud came to be in the water.
A public meeting was held in the Square organised by the Radstock and District branch of the Independent Labour Party. The speaker was Katherine Bruce and was the first of a series of such meetings planned for the area. Meanwhile the Nobodies of Bath gave a very successful concert in the Temperance Hall in aid of Labour Party funds. The Hall was filled to capacity and a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the concert party by Fred Sims, chairman of Timsbury Labour Party.
Wet weather caused a hold-up in the excavation of the Saxon cemetery at Camerton. An expert archaeologist had been engaged to lead the venture which had been funded by local donations. It was hoped to continue the work in the spring of 1928.
Finally on the football front Timsbury Athletic beat Farmborough 6-1 in a deciding match for the championship of the Bath and District League Division 1. The two clubs had finished level on points and a play-off match was necessary at Camerton. Hulbert scored four goals and W. Kite got the other two. Later in the year Timsbury entertained Welton Rovers in the Somerset Senior Cup but were beaten 4-1 in front of a sizeable crowd. A goal from Dyer had helped Timsbury to be level at 1-1 at the interval but the visitors tied up the game in the second half.