U3A MEMBERS HEAR ABOUT OLDEST BLOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about the oldest blood delivery service, run by volunteers, at their November meeting. Guest speaker Martin Surrey chairman of Yeovil Freewheelers, which was founded in 1978 by Cecil Turner, said: “During that first year we had just one call. It was disheartening but…

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AUDIENCE JOIN IN 1940 SONGS AT SPECIAL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH EVENT

The audience joined in singing 1940’s songs at a special event, hosted by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion at the George Reynolds Centre. Guest performers The Decadettes, a Dorset based vintage singing group, proved a huge hit as everyone toasted the success of this year’s Remembrance services,…


LEVEL OF COMMUNITY ACCESS TO SPORTS CENTRE MAY BE REDUCED

The level of community access to Crewkerne Sports Centre at Wadham may be reduced when it is transferred to Wadham School at the beginning of next year. Somerset County Council has recommended that it should stop commissioning eight leisure centres currently run by 1610 Limited, at school sites, when the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Anyone who has suffered a loss or is supporting someone through a loss is welcome to attend Coping With Christmas at Henhayes Centre on Thursday November 22nd from 6 pm – 8 pm. The free event, providing support for the bereaved to help with the Christmas period, is being hosted…


MYSTERY COACH TOUR KEEPS CLUB MEMBERS GUESSING

A mystery coach tour for Crewkerne & District U3A’s Serendipity Club kept members guessing. The tour organised by Jan Simpson of the U3A club, left Crewkerne with 35 members on board. The coach driver changed directions many times to keep the suspense of the tour’s final destination going. Jan suggested…


COMMUNITY SHOW GREAT RESPECT ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY/ARMISTICE DAY

The community showed great respect as Crewkerne remembered the Fallen of the First and Second World Wars and in conflicts since on Remembrance Sunday/Armistice Day. Following the parade to the Severalls War Memorial, led by Trevor Crease, a candle of Remembrance was lit by Lieutenant Corporal Denis Galvin of the…


OVER 100 ATTEND MUSEUM ART EXHIBITION PREVIEW EVENING

Over 100 people attended the preview evening of Crewkerne & District Museums Art Exhibition, despite the stormy weather conditions with gale force winds and heavy rain. A brisk trade in sales of the exhibits was reported by Museum Administrator Janet Harris. Janet said: “Visitors are enjoying the high standards and…


LOCAL HISTORY GROUP HEAR ABOUT TOWN’S SHARP SHOOTING DADS ARMY

The Local History group of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about the sharp shooters of the Crewkerne Company of the Home Guard during the Second World War. Guest speaker local researcher Colin Coggan told members that Crewkerne used to have one of the best Dads Army platoons in the country….


RECYCLING CENTRE SAVED FROM THREAT OF CLOSURE

Crewkerne Recycling Centre at Blacknell Lane Industrial Estate has been saved from the threat of closure. Of the 16 sites across the county run by Somerset Waste Partnership, it is one of two with the lowest usage and highest costs. From April 1st next year, the Crewkerne site will be…


ROTARY SHOP OFFICIALLY OPENED BY DEPUTY MAYOR

Crewkerne’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Robin Pailthorpe officially opened the Rotary Shop this morning. This year’s Rotary Shop which will be open until the beginning of the New Year is in the former Noah’s antiques shop in Market Street. The premises is owned by Andrew Evans of AME Maintenance, who has…


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