I was looking for a piece that made it into the Fortean Times about the countrys' largest chicken being from Shepton Mallet - a town up the road from us - and I found this piece from the Observer about how fashionable Somerset is these days. We knew it was a bit like that from reading the Sunday Times supplements that get passed onto us. I will let you know if I see any famous people driving through.
I found the rooster story here if you are interested. It's a year old.