Thomasine Bonaventure was a local girl of humble background, who was married and widowed by a number of wealthy men. Surviving the plague, she later married John Percyval who became Sheriff of London in 1486 and then Lord Mayor of London in 1498. She died in 1539 aged 89. Throughout her life she made charitable donations to her beloved village of Week St Mary and to other causes. The site of Chantry and Grammar school pictured is just one such donation. Photographer: Herbert Hughes.