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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A Design & Creative Arts Exhibition takes place at Wadham School on Thursday June 27th from 5 pm until 7 pm. The event is being held in the school hall and gallery and will feature exhibits of work from Years 10 and 11 from the art, photography, product design and…

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SOLICITORS PARTNER WITH CHARITY FOR WILL ADVICE SURGERY

Cancer Research UK will be at the Humphries Kirk office in Market Street, on Thursday June 27th for their Wills and Advice Surgery – giving supporters the opportunity to ask questions about the impact of gifts in wills to the charity. Humphries Kirk in Crewkerne offers free 30 minute consultations…


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OUTDOOR AND INDOOR FLORAL DISPLAYS BRING COLOUR TO TOWN

Outdoor and indoor floral displays are bringing colour to town, in preparation for Crewkerne’s entry into this year’s South West in Bloom competition. Hanging baskets, bicycles and wheelbarrows adorned with flowers, are now up and ready for when the judges visit on July 12th. A spokesperson for Crewkerne In Bloom…


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GEOLOGY GROUP’S VISIT TO CHESIL BEACH

Members of a geology group have made a study at Chesil Beach, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. Marine conservationist Marc Kativu-Smith of the Dorset Wildlife Trust gave a presentation to the group, who are part of Crewkerne & District U3A, on how…


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YOUNG MUSICIANS CONCERT

The second concert in the Crewkerne Concert Series at the Methodist Church in South Street on Saturday July 6th, beginning at 7.30 pm, will feature some of Somerset’s best young musicians. Mezzo soprano Molly Soo who gained a distinction in her ABRSM diploma and is now studying for a music…


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FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH BRAVE STORMS FOR CREAM TEA

Crewkerne & District Friends of Cancer Research UK and their loyal supporters braved the thunderstorms to attend the group’s summer fundraising event. The afternoon event, held at a private garden in Haselbury Plucknett, included a cream tea, grand draw and stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, plants and hand-made cards. Despite the…


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BOWLS ENGLAND VISIT SEVERALLS CLUB FOR CELEBRATION OF GREEN

A representative Bowls England side, led by 2019 President, Hazel Marke, visited Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club on June 11th for a celebratory match, to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the War Memorial Grounds. Severalls Farm was recommended for purchase by the War Memorial Committee on July 9th 1919, with the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Inspired by a talk at Crewkerne & District U3A about the Canine Assistance charity, a group have decided to raise £5,000 for the training of an assistance dog. An afternoon event with a cream tea, will be held at the George Reynolds Centre on Sunday June 23rd from 2 pm…


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LEGION COMMEMORATES D-DAY LANDINGS AT SEVERALLS

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, at Severalls War Memorial and Green on Sunday June 9th. At 11 am a short service was held at the foot of the statue of the lone infantryman (Tommy) led by Reverend Jim Pearce….


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PRESIDENT OF LIONS CLUB AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP AT CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

The President of Crewkerne Lions Club, Cecil Turner, was awarded a Life-Time Membership of Lions International at the 37th Charter Anniversary, held in Clapton Village Hall. Past District Governor, Lion David Atkins, presented Cecil with the award who in his acceptance speech said: “Not so much Duracell these days,” referring…


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